Wednesday, August 25, 2010

veyla in green

Lately, I've been doing a lot more knitting then sewing though some sewing has taken place and some needs to be unpicked. I've had a summer cold but, we snuck in a day at the beach and a dinner date on Saturday which I am so thankful for since the last 4 days have been rain. Rainy days usually mean I rearrange the den/playroom and swap out toys to keep the kids interest.

Anyway, these fingerless gloves were knit in Frog Tree Alpaca which I got in a yarn swap. They are sport weight and the pattern called for fingering but the yarn was light enough and knit on the needle called for (US 3) they worked out just fine. If I were to knit these again I would go with either a more neutral shade or red in the fingering weight so that the lace is more visible and not so fuzzy but, am happy that I branched out and worked them up in this green. The pattern is by Ysolda. The buttons are vintage from a friend. They are dark and iridescent sort of blue, black and green.

I plan to take the cuff pattern and turn it into a border for a dress after seeing a gorgeous little dress on Ravelry someday and have a skein of cashmere and some Liberty of London set aside for it.


Elizabeth said...

Those are darling Nancy, and I love the color.
I go back and forth with sewing and embroidery as well. Lately I have been doing much more sewing that embroidery.

Lisa L said...

I made those too! In a turquoise color..that's a GREAT pattern! I love her patterns!

melissa said...

i love the colour of these, and the pattern- you are going to be so stylish this winter! scarlet's birthday dress is exquisite, too.

the fabled needle (jen) said...

they are beautiful! i love the green. :)