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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my mitts have been finished but I am getting a bit carried away. I am trying to do a wimple to go with them but wound up frogging the top of the head as I made it too short and needed to extend the height of the head bit . . . Perhaps I should make that my next month's knit-a-long even tho it's almost finished. I just need to lengthen it then restart the decrease at the back of the head, then meld the two sides and finish/bind it off.
It looked so funny with the sparkly grey yarn when it was too snug around the head, my DH was laughingly calling me, "My crusader wife." when I tried it on because it so resembled chain mail. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk, I think you'll like them. I've made that pattern a couple of times and they're fun.

If you haven't made these before, you might want to think about how many rounds to knit between the last cable and the thumb. (I followed the pattern the first time and thought they turned out much too long. (The next time I made them I only did 12 rounds of the 4x1 rib instead of the 24 the pattern says.) I've noticed comments from others on-line since then saying the same thing.

One thing about the fingerless gloves is they're easy to try on as you go along, to see just how long you do want them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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my DH was laughingly calling me, "My crusader wife." when I tried it on because it so resembled chain mail.


Laughing KK - I did the same thing - got distracted from working on my fingerless gloves for six days to make a wimple - which, when I told my DH it was the latest fashion, said: "For what century, the 12th??" Laughing

But I think you *have* to have a wimple to match the gloves, right?? Rolling Eyes

My ww Plymouth Encore in Jade arrived in the mail yesterday, (only about 2 days after I ordered it from Kaleidoscope) and I'll definitely make a wimple or cowl to match the Jade fingerless gloves I should have finished by tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Laughing KK - I did the same thing - got distracted from working on my fingerless gloves for six days to make a wimple - which, when I told my DH it was the latest fashion, said: "For what century, the 12th??" Laughing

But I think you *have* to have a wimple to match the gloves, right?? Rolling Eyes



"For what century, the 12th" Laughing that was my DH's opinion too. It is grey n tweedy with a metalic thread running thru it. It does kind of resemble chain mail when, as I did, you use streight knitting stitch . . . Now I trimmed it in blue crochet to step away from that look.
Funny we both did the same pieces and our DHs both reacted the same.

And Yes, every pair of mitts needs a matching wimple. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the picts;






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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KK, I just love the color combination! That's really pretty. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great set. I like the yarn with a little bit of glitter in it.

I have to admit that my DH wasn't impressed with my wimple either. He asked if I'd be going to the Mosque. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOoo Yvonne, he's worse then mine, n that is saying a lot. What's with these wimple hating men?

That is my chain mail yarn. Hey if anyone needs a school play costume, it would be perfect for a duleing knight in the days of old (minus the blue).

I'm thinking I may still run more blue trim around the bottom of the wimple, just to balance the blue.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look very nice and very warm. Just ignore the men. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are both very nice, I love the shades of blues
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very pretty. I'm sure it's lovely and warm, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks very toasty! I'd ignore the menfolk too! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BonnieSD wrote:
Norfolk, I think you'll like them. I've made that pattern a couple of times and they're fun.

If you haven't made these before, you might want to think about how many rounds to knit between the last cable and the thumb. (I followed the pattern the first time and thought they turned out much too long. (The next time I made them I only did 12 rounds of the 4x1 rib instead of the 24 the pattern says.) I've noticed comments from others on-line since then saying the same thing.

One thing about the fingerless gloves is they're easy to try on as you go along, to see just how long you do want them.


Thanks for the tip! I have made them before, but for a friend's DH, so hands bigger than mine! Yes, I've been trying things on and should have some progress pics soon... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the mitts - & I bet the wimple is warm
I've finished my mitts! - got pic on my phone but need to upload it - will try to make time later - I'm so glad I've finished this Kal in reasonable time - it means I'll be ready for shawl Kal now Very Happy
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