It's no secret that pink is my favorite color. For all the heavy metal, tattoos and dreadloc'ing I have going on, I'm quite the girl. When I first saw Harrisville Designs New England Shetland in Lady Slipper @ Knit Happens, I knew I was bringing some home. It's gorgeous in person... it's not peach fuzz soft but, instead it's 4 ply fingering weight offers something that feels like earth to me. It reminds me of touching a horse's short hair.
Well maybe that doesn't sound all that great to some but, hey that's me :) And I have high hopes the touchy-feely part will only improve after washing :)
This latest cast-on is a the Waffle Stitch Fingerless Glove pattern. I had originally fallen in love with the simple but cozy and fabulously easy Toast Gloves, and intended on knitting them with the Lady Slipper. But, Toast is just knitting, and I wanted pattern ... without cabling. Unfortunately I don't think my yummy Lady Slipper is going to offer the stretch my forearms would need for a comfy fit in the Toast pattern. I didn't think till later that maybe I should have incorporated a rib stitch to encourage a bit of give. No biggie though, these are great!
Knitted flat, and seamed up after bind-off, the Waffle is perfect for a newer knitter suffering from glove pattern anxiety. If you can knit and purl, you can do this. And at the rate they knit up so fast at, I should have glove one fini' by tomorrow afternoon ... if my toddler cooperates, anyway :)