Thursday, 5 July 2007

Oh now I get it..........

I whipped out another pair of Fetchings. That is how it feels, you just whip them out, these gloves fly off your needles. The first time around I added some extra rows here and there because quite frankly they felt skimpy to the point of being indecent and when it is a gift for someone you don't know indecent ain't right. This time I did as I was told and I am loving them. I am in the midst of a long dark winter and are feeling the cold. These gloves have become my new best friend.

The yarn? It is a Knitpicks yarn that I got a couple of years ago. I had ordered a selection so I could swatch their yarns before doing a large purchase, this was one I never got around to. Once again the colour leaves me a little cold but the yarn is luscious. It is Knit Picks Andean Treasure, 100% baby Alpaca, 110 yards in Sunset. I had just enough, with no swatch. I knit them up in size 5 needles.

I even wear them under these when out and about:

My kick-winter-in-the-ass felted mittens.

Kiwis think heat is for whoosies. In fact on our road we are seen as a little soft in the head not only due to the fact we have put in heat (and god damn it we even turn the heat on, in the day!) and insulated our home but because when it is hovering near zero (Celsius) we insist our kids put on hats and gloves to go out and play, all while the neighbour kids are playing in freakin short sleeves.

In spite of all this winter dreariness I love that when I look at my kids I see them covered from head to neck to hand to foot in my knitting love.

If only for this, winter is worth it.

1 comment:

Stell said...

gott make me some of those, - funny thing - in Syndey this week, average T 0f 14 degrees C - all the student locals were heavily wrapped in scarves, coats, wooley jumpers, beanies, and gloves. Me the lone kiwi - I was in my long sleeved T with a little cardie and a skirt. Felt so odd to be the one not feeling the cold for a change. Course it was -5degC outside the dinig room window the sunday I left.