Monday, March 14, 2011

A little something lovely, in yellow

There's always something wonderful about winding a new skein of yarn.  I've kept this lovely shade (Sunny) of Berroco Vintage in my knitting bowl for the last week, both as inspiration to finish up some knit for hire projects (since I promised myself I would NOT start another new project until those were complete) and just to brighten my day.  It's been especially rainy in Seattle the past week, and my mood has been on the gloomy side as well.  But just looking at this yarn made me cheerful, hopeful, and inspired.

I wound the yarn into two equal balls, so I could maximize the yardage for what was to come.  My vision - gauntlets.  Long, ornate, lovely, cabled gauntlets that would induce gasps of wonder and amazement.

Just the cuffs did that for me...

In design, it's always wonderful with what you envision in your mind actually comes out in the final product.  There have been projects that I've torn out again, and again, and again.  Not these babies...  it was sheer bliss from the first stitch.  

When this prototype was finished I texted my best friend Wendi, and told her I felt like a teenie bopper who'd shaken hands with Justin Bieber.  I was giddy - and after the crappy week I'd endured, giddy was needed.

I still have some adjusting to do on these.  Thinking of removing the eyelet section, widening the wrist, and tightening the upper arm.  Otherwise, this puppy is about done.  Pattern to come soon.  :)


FLEUR de Lo said...

You aren't kidding---these are GORGEOUS!!!! You are so talented on so many levels!

LeAnna said...

I love these the way are! My opinion = no changes necessary!

Leslie said...

Oh wow! Those are gorgeous. I love them. By the way I bought a yarn scale cause you said so. ;) Have a great day.

nonapearl said...

thanks ladies!

Leslie - you will LOVE it!!!!

Daydream Believer said...

I am behind on my blog reading. I have to say that I am truly, madly - and I'd even go so far as to say deeply in love with not only the glove pattern, but also the yarn. We will have to talk about these when we eat sushi. I am making a note.