A friend of mine asked me to make him long fingerless gloves for when he goes fly fishing. It is a fun and easy project, for the most part, so I was happy to get started. I couldn't find a men's pattern that I liked with short fingers, so I took a super popular pattern called Dashing (from Knitty.com) and added fingers based on a men's glove pattern. Modifying patterns is something new for me, so it was an adventure! I have finished the first, and tried to take good notes so I can finish the second just the same.
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I've been knitting at the shop when it gets quiet, and I am amused at how many people are interested and politely ask questions. I have met some nice knitters, and told some people about Ravelry. Its such a fun community of knitting knowledge.
I am using Plymouth Yarn's Galway and am really enjoying it. I wanted a yarn he could toss in the wash without worrying about it felting. (Don't I sound like I know what I am talking about? I don't really, but I am learning!)
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I told you I'm crazy about cables!