Saturday, January 26, 2013

Treads -- they're done!

I finished Treads just in time to wear them on our bird-watching trip to the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge last week. They're modeled here by Teenage Daughter because I was taking the picture.

I really can't get over these. They have fingers  and thumbs! They have lateral braids! They fit! (Are you getting the message that I'm more than a bit excited about these?) One is slightly baggier than the other, so I think I must've added an extra stitch somewhere, probably when I was doing one of the braids. There's a temporary increase there. Or maybe it was in the thumb gusset.

The pattern is Treads, a free download. The yarn is Wool-Ease, a acrylic blend with a little bit of wool in it. It's one of my favorite yarns, but if I'd known that I was going to wear them in actual freezing temperatures, I might've used real wool.

Now I've got to find something else exciting to cast on....I'd forgotten how much fun it is to work on something more ambitious than baby hats!


KaHolly said...

They are beautiful!! Well done! I want to hear more about your bird watching trip!

CitricSugar said...

They are really really cute!

For mitts and stuff, I use a lot of patons classic. It's all merino, not too expensive, considering a ball makes a pair of mitts. It felts up nicely over time so things just get warmer. Not too scratchy either.

Elvy Crafts said...

Very nice! I love the ideas of fingerless, you get the warmth but no bulk on the fingers.

Unknown said...

Nice gloves and it is perfect for your beautiful hands.

Borderline Quilter said...

Love these Michelle and the colour is just me.....I've just become a follower of your blog...what took me so long??????

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Jo said...

They are WONDERUL. I am so jealous of knitters...and yes, I tried.


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