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if the glove don't fit, you must reknit...

ok, so no pictures again... this time it's because my camera was in my car and I was too lazy to walk to 20 feet from the couch to the garage to get it last night. lazy, lazy susan... I'll try to remember to take some pictures of the not-yet-ripped-and-reknit glove tonight.

as alluded to in my previous post, my first glove was kind of a bust. I really should have gone with my instincts instead of following the pattern so closely, but it was my first glove and I didn't want to make a stupid mistake. instead, I get to reknit everything above the cuff because it came out too tight in the palm. it really isn't that big of a deal, I guess. it really only took two nights to knit. anyway, there wasn't really a gusset written into the pattern and it only increased 4 stitches total before knitting the thumb. I suspect the yarn the pattern called for (a sock yarn) is probably stretchier than the yarn I chose to use. but now I've modified the pattern so much that it feels like I'm knitting a completely different glove...

also, I didn't swatch (the horror!) even though the yarn manufacturer suggests it since the yarn comes on a cone and is oiled. there is the fear that the gloves are going to come out gimongous, but I'm crossing my fingers that they'll be ok. really, I do believe in swatching and washing the swatch, but I am usually both too lazy and too eager to knit the real thing.

and I am way running out of time with these christmas gifts. let's not even get started on my brother's sweater which has been taking a long nap (more like hibernation) in my knitting basket for pretty much all of the month of november. let's also try not to think about the fact that november is over and I guess trying to motivate myself with the nakniswemo thing didn't really work out...

but I am really making progress on the gloves and one other gift, which I should be able to show off pretty soon. and I've got some other things in mind. although tonight will probably be spent folding the 3 loads of laundry which have basically melted into a huge wrinkled mess over the last week.

man, my blog entries are getting really boring. maybe I'll have something more interesting to say soon. did I mention I'm going to san diego this weekend? I can't wait! I'll be visiting a friend who knits (actually, the one whose son now owns those pet dinos), so maybe we'll be able to drag the kiddies to a lys or two. I mean, the zoo and the beach.

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