I never even tried.
So when one of my favourite people to knit for, asked me if I could make her a pair, I said I'd think about it.
Well last week, I had an uncontrollable urge to start the gloves. I found a clearly written pattern for gloves in the Heads to Toes booklet by Patons, the same booklet I used for mitts on 2 needles and the Tam. I know both these patterns turned out well for me, so I'm gonna give this one a try, Wish me luck,
I'm using this lovely Shetland Chunky tweeds I bought at Leisure World. The colour is called earthy brown, it's not the exact yarn the pattern calls for, but I guess patons doesn't make Shetland Chunky ragg K.W.anymore ? But according to this site it's the same weight so it should work out. (I did a swatch, and I got gauge!!! :)
I started and finished... a pair of Newfies,,,, A Calorimetry with a pair of somewhat matching mittens. I can hear you saying, "the cuffs don't match ," but I think they're cool, and so will the recipient.
I made them with patons sws yarn bought at Leisure world. I seem to be shopping there a lot. It's a little more expensive but I've been a more than a little peed off with Michael's lately, I went in there with my 50% off coupon, thinking I could use it on some yarn, but every ball was marked down just enough so you couldn't use it! So I thought alright I'll use it on a magazine? not anymore! Michael's has put so many restrictions on the coupons there was not one thing I could use it on. (Sorry for the rant.)but really, why even bother giving out coupons at all.
Here's a new video of Nate making his Christmas Gifts this one is for his din-din!