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Tres Chic Veronique


The life of a left gauntlet

After all the calculations, sketching and swatching for the gauntlets, I was itching to start, but I also had reservations. What if they are too big? Too small? (I'm still 99% done with the Vesper Socks but they are too tight in the calves. The idea of ripping it out to the ankle, calculating how many increases to add, and re-knitting both socks just kills me. For now, the socks are beautiful draped on the couch. Socks as art, and not as a wearable item).
I bravely cast on saturday morning, following instructions for the tubular cast on in Nancie Wiseman's book. Oooh! Tubular! Here is the life of my left gauntlet from saturday morning to sunday night:
I only had one cable needle, and this fancy cable necessitates 2 cable needles, so I used a toothpick.

But you know what? It's fitting a little too tightly. Can I stretch them out upon blocking? Will they stretch all by themselves when I wear them? *sob*

By Veronique
On Monday, October 24, 2005
At 10/24/2005 11:59:00 AM