A better photo of Josh’s grandma’s gloves. They fit her perfectly. I’m getting really good at making things for people who aren’t with me at the time. It’s a good skill to have. (Click the picture for my ravelry project page)
I know, it’s not Christmas. This is a christmas present I just finished this weekend. Pathetic. I want to take a picture of them on the recipient’s hands but the specs are:
Pattern: Froot Loop Gloves (click picture for Rav link!) They were free and I’ve made the socks with the same pattern. I thought these looked so elegant.
Yarn: Shibui Merino Silk, a bit over 1 skein (I used the second for the last two fingers!)
Needles: Size 1 circs and DPNS
Mods: I made two pairs of gloves this year and both I decreased two stitches on each finger on the first round. I have large hands for a woman and my boyfriend’s grandma (who these are for) and mother both have small hands.
Past the introductions: This Saturday, I went to yoga, came home, then put some beef, veggies, etc in to the slower cooker for stew. I used this recipe, with the couple suggestions that people wrote on the comments – flour and brown the beef, soften the onions, then move that to the slow cooker, then deglaze pan with wine and beef stock. I added a bit more wine then called for, as well as more carrots, because I had more than 2 pounds of beef! It was pretty good, we had it at night with some store bought rolls.
Other things I’ve been working on:
A shawl for who knows who.
And a scarf for my professor from last semester. Today, my boyfriend and roommate started classes. I will bring it to him soon, and yes I do have a mannequin on my kitchen table. More later.