This past week, I've met not one, but TWO project Using Up the Stash goals!
First goal met: Since starting project Using Up the Stash, I've used up FIVE skeins of yarn! *arm-flailing YAAAYYYYYYYY!*
Second, I knit my husband a pair of elbow-length gloves!
Pattern found here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff12/KSPATTprocess.php
He's been patiently waiting for these gloves since November, and I FINALLY FINISHED THEM! :-D
The gloves were a refreshing change of pace from my earlier projects, which (aside from the Warm Up America segments) were either:
a. Full of complicated and poorly-explained techniques that I had to tear out and redo TWICE before I got the hang of said techniques, (both of the knit Christmas stockings had this problem when I was turning the heel),
b. Knit on size 1 needles, taking FOREVER to finish (I spent at least three weeks on the Chrysanthemum mittens), or
c. Really repetitive and boring. Now, don't get me wrong, Readers. A bit of calming repetition in my knitting has been shown to be good for my nerves, BUT, I get REALLY BORED after making five dishcloths from the exact same pattern.
I'd recommend this glove pattern to any intermediate level knitter! They were a fairly quick knit (I finished both gloves in about a week), and my husband absolutely loves them!
Until next time, Readers! You can look forward to some crochet lace in my next installment!