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dancejunky
12-02-2012, 06:31 AM
I recently finished these, which are my first pair of gloves. Most purchased gloves are too big for me; I made each finger fit my exact finger length. (Haven't posted a photo before in these forums, so I hope I get it right.) :aww:

P.S. I just read the guidelines for posting and realized I should have included info about the pattern. It's call Adult Sized Gloves (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/adult-sized-gloves).

salmonmac
12-02-2012, 07:29 AM
They're just beautiful! The yarn colors are lovely and cheery for winter. What yarn did you use? That is the wonderful thing about handknits, you can make them exactly the size you want. Very nicely done.

KnitBeg
12-02-2012, 08:45 AM
Those are wonderful - I bet they go good with white snow ;) Very colourful.

Personally, I might go for the name rainbow-gloves instead of clown-gloves though :p

nonny2t
12-02-2012, 09:11 AM
They look great! You did a great job

dancejunky
12-02-2012, 09:44 AM
I used a chunky yarn I've never used before: Loops & Threads Kaleidoscope. The name of this colorway is Carnival.

dancejunky
12-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Actually, I considered calling them rainbow gloves, but the colors aren't in the same order as the colors of the rainbow. And the asymmetry of colors on the fingers made me think of clowns. Anyway, they sure were fun to knit up, precisely because the arrangement of colors was a suprise with each finger I knit.

GrumpyGramma
12-02-2012, 10:56 AM
I love bright, cheerful things on cold, gray (or bright white) winter days. Those will certainly be welcome this winter. Great gloves and I love the colors and the way they worked out. Your hands will thank you.

dancejunky
12-02-2012, 01:16 PM
I usually wear mittens, but when I walk my dogs, it's hard to clean up after them while wearing mittens, so I have to take a mitten off. Gloves will make things easier, and I'm really happy with how they came out. I showed them to a friend last night, and he said they remind him of the Muppets.

GrumpyGramma
12-02-2012, 02:42 PM
I usually wear mittens, but when I walk my dogs, it's hard to clean up after them while wearing mittens, so I have to take a mitten off. Gloves will make things easier, and I'm really happy with how they came out. I showed them to a friend last night, and he said they remind him of the Muppets.

Have you tried convertible mittens? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ6x-bNo3KI

This method works well. When she gets those huge scissors in there it makes me cringe but I just picked out my provisional stitches like I normally would.

usamacka
12-02-2012, 03:33 PM
I love them! and if you lose one...you can knit another and still match!!! Yarn is gorgeous!

dancejunky
12-02-2012, 04:44 PM
I don't want my fingers exposed at all, because I have Reynaud's disease. So convertables won't help.

dancejunky
12-02-2012, 05:05 PM
I watched the video, but to be honest, that seems like more work than necessary. I'd probably just put the lower set of palm sts on a spare needle, then provisionally CO the upper set of palm sts.

Jan in CA
12-02-2012, 06:12 PM
These are my favorite convertible gloves.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-necessity-gloves

If you don't want fingers exposed gloves are a good idea.

ArtLady1981
12-06-2012, 08:42 AM
Now these are gloves to love! Great job!!!

dancejunky
12-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Thanks! I don't know why I put off making gloves for so long. I see more gloves in my future, but perhaps some tamer-looking ones.

MerigoldinWA
12-14-2012, 02:47 PM
Very good job! Your finger personalization is awesome. Fun yarn. :thumbsup: