Slow knitting

One ancient work in progress that I excavated before going to Knitting Camp was the beginning of a set of Empire State Gloves. I talked about this lovely pattern by Stephanie Earp way back in September 2010. I am pretty sure I followed that blog post up by buying the pattern and casting on that November. Here’s what the pattern is going to look like:

I know, I know, I just finished knitting a pair of gloves. Many people watching me knit those gloves wondered if I’d lost my mind. It’s really not that bad. And when there’s super fun patterning like on these gloves, what’s not to love?

When I found my project bag I had completed 3 rows of the pattern on the first glove. That’s it. It’s not a hard project & I’m not sure why I abandoned it, but I’ve reached the start of the fingers on the first glove and cast on for the second. Here’s what it looks like so far:

The multi-coloured yarn is some ancient Lang from the stash with some random black sock yarn. So far so good. As you may be able to see, I started with a provisional cast on with the idea of seeing how they are when they’re done and adding a super long ribbed cuff to make them more practical for me.

Tune in 3 or 4 years from now & I might actually finish them ;)

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One Response to Slow knitting

  1. kmkat says:

    I too am at the finish-it-up stage. Gotta finish the two main projects OTN before I get to cast on anything else. The anticipation is killing me.

    Those gloves are impressive!