Now seems to be a good time to tell you about the gloves that I made myself, using the same wool that I used to make Glens bowtie.
At Christmas I was given two balls of this wool.
It was bought from The Merino Mermaid and is maybe the best quality wool that I have used so far. An added bonus for me is that the designer is local to me, both Glen and I like to buy local were we can.
Earlier on this year I decided that I would use this wool to make something for myself, most of my makes seem to be for the house or for someone else. I have had a pattern for a nice pair of fingerless gloves for a while now, not that I can find the magazine it was in now though.
I am very pleased with them and every one that has seen them loves them too.
I also used this wool to make Glens bowtie, you can read more about that in Birthday makes – Part 3
He wore this to work on Friday and everyone loved it. By the end of the day he was a bit annoyed explaining to people that ‘no I didn’t make it, my finance did. It’s also not knitted it’s crotched. It’s like knitting but with only one needle.’
After using a better quality of wool than I am used to I don’t want to go back. But I still have a lot of old, cheap, wool to use up. When I have used up my stash I think I will treat myself to a pattern from The Merino Mermaid, as well as some nice wool.
Thank you for reading. Happy Crocheting x