Monday, February 9, 2009

taking the plunge!

So yes, I 'bit the bullet' - 'took the plunge' or however you want to call it. . . I cast on for Almeara Gloves on Friday night! Eeeek! I thought it would be rather scary what with all those complex cables but so far I'm fairly happy with how things are turning out. The pattern has been pretty easy to read and each round knits up pretty quick, so I can do at least 10 rounds in an evening or afternoon if I get a few minutes on my own (it seriously has to be very quiet around me when I pick these up!) and sometimes more than that.



The only scary part I find is when the pattern calls for changing the cables and you end up purling a stitch that was perhaps knit in the previous round - I'm never quite sure if that is indeed correct or if I'm a stitch off or something.... as far as I can tell though I think I'm doing it right.

I have about 10 rows to go before I cast off for the pinky, then things might really get scary! I can't remember the last time I knit fingers, let alone fingers with cables on them! Is anyone else going to cast on for these? I know Charity did - how are you doing with yours Charity? Hope you're getting some quiet knitting in as I type this ;-)

9 comments:

Kelly said...

ohhhhh those look awesome, I love the light blue you chose.
I'm not one for wearing gloves although it is a wonderful pattern!

a friend to knit with said...

oh! so exciting!!!

tiennie said...

It is gorgeous so far!

Journeying Five said...

good start ... they look great! waiting for finished product.

stitching under oaks said...

wow! very impressive knitting! looking good!

kim said...

Ooh, so soft and pretty. Looks like you're off to a great start!

Poshyarns said...

A very pretty pattern and I just love the colour you are using.

Linda Jordan said...

Hi Denise, goodness those gloves are only gorgeous. I love the shade you chose but don't think I'd have the patience myself to do so much cabling in one project. Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

amanda said...

Wow Denise! These are going to be gorgeous!