Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Gauntlets are DONE! I had to rip these out 3 times before i "figured out" the thumb. i know, i know - it's NOT that difficult - hind site being 20/20. but the PATTERN WAS WRONG! (well - i interpreted it wrong).
for anyone that knits. 1 ST means ONE STITCH.
BUT - thanks to "typesetting aids" that computer programs provide (fix your spelling and capitalization for you...) when "they" had typed this pattern and put "1 ST" - the typesetting made that "ST" into a little above the line "superscript" so it LOOKED LIKE 1st (FIRST)!
Well, they're finally done and i NOTED the correction on the pattern - the second one went REALLY fast! and now i have BAGPIPING gauntlets. I made them just long enough so that i can still reach and cover all the chanter holes! I have a little "winter" gig coming up this next weekend and i'll need them.
I practiced with them on yesterday - good thing too! Bagpiping is one of those things that requires your FULL attention - the slightest distraction and it's all over. They will take a little getting used to....i mixed in a little fuzzy wool...and they're a little scratchy.