Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Geek Gloves

Katie, my niece, turns 18 tomorrow. Look what came off the needles for her.
What some knitters call wristlets or fingerless mittens, I call 'Geek Gloves'. The hands-free version of mittens for KATIE a person who uses a laptop and 'texts' constantly on the cell phone.

These should work great in class as 'geek gloves' or alternatively as mitten liners when waiting for the street car on a cold day. The pattern came from The Rainey Sisters last Valentines' day. They called them Sweetheart Gloves - see the little hearts?

Mine are knit with stash yarn from Shelridge Farms The pattern, I modified slightly, by not doing the Picot edge at the wrist. Instead, I knit the wrist edging the same as the top edging. This is the second time I have knit these 'geek gloves'. They are a quick and easy knit.

Maybe I should have waited until tomorrow to post this birthday surprise. But tomorrow is for knit group. Besides, a first year UofT student has w-a-a-ay cooler things to do than read Auntie's knitting blog, I'm sure.

PS. It was suggested here at the Harris Household that I show you the gloves that Katie made for me several years ago. I think she was about 8 years old.
I guess Katie and I have a history of glove giving.

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

I love the hearts - what a nice touch - lucky neice!