Cableback Fingerless Gloves
A few weeks ago, we attended Madrona Fiber Arts in Tacoma WA, and I had the good fortune to take a couple classes. One of my favorites taught me this:
I just LOVE these gloves! I knit them from one ball of Debbie Bliss cashmerino yarn (yumm!) and edged it with a fun angora that I picked up while at Stitches West. This is a fast knit, great for gifts. I've enjoyed this so much, I immediately cast on for another pair - for my daughter. Karen Alfke taught this class. She was spontaneous, fun and absolutely brilliant in her teaching methods. If you ever get to take a class with her, jump on it.
It actually snowed here yesterday, and I got to wear them - warm and toasty hands (despite the lack of finger coverage) - and best yet, you can still knit with your gloves on :-)
The sheep are really enjoying being back on our property - they come up every morning to the top of the hill and baaaa until we go out and give them their special little grain treats. When spring comes around, and I am back out in the garden, they serenade me all day long.
Here's a couple pictures for the sky watcher fans - Mt Rainier hiding behind the clouds and a lovely contrast sky a few morning's ago.
Last, but by far least - Bloomin' Feet update.... we have a heel on sock number two! I hope to finish it up this weekend. This has been a grand adventure getting to know all the participants in this sock exchange. I believe that Amanda and Becky will be sponsoring another exchange in the fall - join in - you won't regret it!