Something for me!

I need something to keep my hands warm but still functional so cast on a pair of fingerless gloves Saturday (yep, at work).   Since any type of lace work is impossible for me if there are interruptions I waited until Sunday to do the patterns on the hand and finish the first one.

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The lace pattern is an adaptation of the Elaine’s Blouse in Interweave Knits Winter 2008.  The pic is a little wonky and yes, the tree is up – coming down today, promise!  But you get the general idea.  The top has an eyelet border that may or may not show when blocked.

I went with a buttonhole thumb opening since I need my thumbs not to be slippery most of the time.  I’ll be casting on the mate shortly.  This is definitely a test knit and will be making mods before posting the pattern.

Then… I’ve got a pair of socks on the needles for myself, too!  The color is one of my favorites – lilac and they’re turning out soft and cozy.  (Knit Picks Essential).

roll-top-sock I’d originally started on 2.75 mm needles and dropped to size 1 but after turning the heel realized there was no chance my size 8 feet were fitting in 64 stitches of that tinnnnny of a gauge so frogged and redid the top part on size 3’s and will drop down to 2.75s after another row or two of ribbing.  I actually like the roll part on the larger needle anyway.  It’s less of a tight roll and more a fluid roll/wave.

Again, as this is a knit at work project and has to be put down and picked up readily, nothing complicated or even requiring thought with this pair.

I’m a little frustrated at not being able to knit Socks for Soldiers at work.  I am absolutely committed to working on those daily.  But, I discovered the constant picking up/putting down changes my gauge too much and that just won’t do!

In non-knitting news….  4B is sick and I’m rather concerned about him but trying not to fall into the co-dependent thing again.  I’ve stayed away for the most part but did stay a couple nights ago to make sure he’s surviving and call a few times a day.  It’s difficult to know where to draw the line right now.  I have decided though if this turns into pneumonia then I need to be around.  It’s far too dangerous for someone with full blown emphysema to be alone with pneumonia and his decision making skills are somewhat skewed.

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update – 4B actually did take himself to the VA yesterday. (I stayed elsewhere last night so just found out when he woke up this morning.) It’s a lung infection and they wanted to admit him but he refused. This is not good at all.

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About HollysDying

Hard core rocker/old school punk/alternative, ridiculously fiber/design oriented knitter with strong geek tendencies type person. Worked in the travel and web design industries, and benefits management for years; have done freelance writing and editing. Mother of two fantastic young adults (yes, they truly are!).
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