it’s that time of year

When I don’t look completely out of place for wrapping myself from head to toe in wool each morning. Not that it’s stopped me..

One of my seats at the office where I am most mornings puts me in direct path of an AC vent. If I were to shut off that vent I would roast due to the nature of the space I occupy. Even though I freeze, I honestly would rather be chilly than in a warm stuffy space. The power of the AC is such that I have iced tea & coffee in about 5 minutes.

So I did what any other knitter would do with a large stash of wool and cold hands.

Simple Braid Fingerless Gloves

Started: 20090706
Completed: 20090709
Yarn: 108.1 yards (98.8 m) LavenderSheep Superwash Merino Fingering Sock Yarn in Chocolate
Needles: 2mm circs

Quick Notes: 1×1 ribbing on cuff, cable braid, hemmed edge, and I actually wove in most of the ends!

Detailed Notes and rambling: This pattern is mostly my own, taken from my tension, experience, and various patterns not limited to Pamela‘s Knucks and Yvonne‘s Mitts and the desire to knit a braid. They were a super fast knit, mostly because I needed them, but mitts are items without toes, heels, or fingers to make you pay close attention. In order to correct frustrations with other pairs I’ve made myself, I hemmed the top portion of the hand and bound off the thumb pretty tightly. As I expected, the thumb loosened to comfort with wear pretty quickly.

Isn’t this colour yummy? I’m totally in love with semi and pure solids these days. The depth and richness and the infinite stitch possibilities they open up… oh the yum and joy they provide me. Plus how often do you really see me with something multi-colourful? my wardrobe is basic colour (grey, brown, black, navy) + accent colour (sometimes) or another neutral … ;)

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