I’ve wanted to knit a pair of Elegant Gauntlets since Margene made her pair. Somehow, though, they never made it on to my “to knit” list and I forgot about them. Then a couple of weeks ago Teri posted a pair and I remembered.
So as not to forget again, I went straight from the computer to the sock yarn shelf. I pulled down out some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn in shades of brown – perfect for fall and perfect for a 3/4 length-sleeve shirt I was going to have to stop wearing soon because my arms would be cold.
I cast on right away and finished them in less than a week. The pattern, in Sally Melville’s The Purl Stitch, is wonderful and the shaping makes for a great fit. And I think they go very nicely with my brown shirt.
I wore them on all day long yesterday – working on the computer, knitting, driving – whatever I was doing. The town electrician stopped by my office and when he saw them he asked if he should be contacting the heating company because I must be cold if I was wearing gloves. I tried to explain to him that they are a fashion accessory but I’m not sure he understood. He’s a man and a muggle, what did I expect?
I’m already plotting my next pair!