I can strike one to-learn item off my list: gloves!
Ok, so they’re fingerless gloves, and I still have to tackle gloves with fingers, but I have a better idea now of what it entails.
This pattern has been on my to-do list for a while. Each year, I try to learn something new, whether it’s a new stitch, a new pattern, a new item … I saw this pattern and saved it for the future, until I saw it again chosen as a featured CAL in one of the crochet forums. Great!
This is the finished pair, complete with the beads. The cuff could be a little longer, but since I was tweaking the pattern again to account for the change in yarn weight, it’ll do for now.
This is the first pair that I started with. However, it was spiraling, and steam-blocking helped un-spiral it a bit. But I was also running out of the purple yarn, so I added the grey to finish it off.
I decided to continue with the cream-white pair instead. It wasn’t spiraling as much, and I knew that I had enough yarn to finish it.
Working on CALs reminded me again why I didn’t join or work on it the same time it was going on. I get impatient for the next part of the pattern to come out. Or I’m pressured to keep up with the pattern, because I don’t want to fall too far behind.
Working on it during the holiday period probably helped with the CAL as well. It ended just before the Christmas weekend, so I had it in mind that perhaps I could gift this once finished. And so I endured waiting for the next bit of the pattern … until the week before the last part was due to come out …
I finished glove part in good time … but then I had to wait almost a week before the last part would come out. I thought about trying to construct the last part from the photos, but decided to just wait until the pattern came out.
And by the time the last part came out, I had moved on to other things … I finished the glove after the holiday season …
And the purple pair? Well, I thought I could work on it while waiting for the last part of the pattern. This is as far as I got … Again, I think the cuff should be longer … I’m contemplating frogging it and starting over … Or just frog it and start a new pair in a new colour and yarn …
The Lacy Victorian Fingerless Gloves pattern by Esthermay Bentley-Goosen is available on Ravelry. Go and check it out – it really is a beautiful and well-written pattern, and you will enjoy making the gloves.