Monday, March 4, 2013

WHAT'S ON YOUR NEEDLES - CHURCHMOUSE WELTED FINGERLESS GLOVES PATTERN REVIEW

Thought I'd drop a pattern review on here, for those of you who knit and are looking for a quick and easy; down and dirty; keeping your hands busy at night; super SPEEDY; instant gratification project.  CHURCHMOUSE WELTED FINGERLESS GLOVES pattern is all that, AND a bag of chips!  I'd finished one pair last week, and decided to start a second, Saturday evening...one glove done - the next will be finished tonight - they are just that fast!
Did I mention ONE skein (approx. 110 yds. - I'm working the ombre pair in a double strand of sock yarn, so using more, obviously) gets you both gloves?!  Worked in the round - I use two circs, whereas you can also grab your four double points, or "Magic Loop" it.  The owner of my LYS also insists that she knits these on one 9" circular, but the 1-1/2" size of the needle point freaked me out, as I had nothing substantial to hang onto - I've heard tell, you either love them or hate them.  Count me among the haters, but to each her own...
An incredibly well written, EASY-TO-FOLLOW pattern - the thumb hole is knitted right into the round, with no need for additional needles.  These two photos are from their pattern - adorable.
For those of you familiar with RAVELRY.COM (a veritable knit/crochet Mecca), you can access the pattern (and over 1400 members' gloves, and their notes from this pattern) through the link I just left (CLICK IT!).  You can also purchase the $5.00 pattern download through the Ravelry link, or go direct to CHURCHMOUSE for more of their fabulous creations that you can make your own (I'm heading back for the free houndstooth wrist warmer pattern - yes, I might just be a sadist).  "As I get older, I just prefer to knit” ...Tracey Ullman

15 comments:

oldgreymare said...

Very cool! <3

Elisabeth said...

Cute gloves and yummy yarn! xx

Gutukas said...

Beeutiful- pictures and gloves- unbelievable that so fast :)Thanks for posting -Best regards from Lithuania.

Jackie said...

Oh Me Oh My!!! You know I have to wear those things at every scrapbook expo I go to, they are held in wareshouses and are usually freezing, so we wear the fingerless gloves so we can keep scrapping using all our tools and scissors and paper! Love those, you are an amazing knitter!!

Bead and Needle said...

You realize that both pairs are in YOUR "colors" and you have a big birthday coming up!

kareninkenai said...

yeah - I am totally "on it" - yes, we still have lots of snow and I want to try these - lovely.... they are beautiful! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

Colleen Mcgraw said...

I love these, i can't wait to make me a pair ....or two.
These are just so cute, hope they are as easy as you say.

Kym Bozarth said...

I really like those gloves, I never had a pair of those before, but now I want one.
Have a great day!
Kym

My Garden Diaries said...

Girl!!! Those are so flipping cool! If only I could knit!!! Maybe one day I will pick it up!! Until then I will admire your amazing work!! Have a rocking week friend!

111 LaLa Lane said...

These would be awesome to wear on my runs, but I'm afraid my knitting skills are extremely basic. I'll just have to admire yours. Great job!

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tanya!
These mittens are lovely!Liking the pearl button embellishment you made. I will definitely renew my knitting soon, and this pattern seems easy to follow.
Have a fab day and thanks for your nice comment :)

Createology said...

Tanya these look fabulous. Easy and knitting and circular needles just do not translate to me. Crocheting is easier for me. Happy Knitting Dear...

Dorthe said...

They are great dear Tanya, a wonderful and lovely pattern, so sweet with the rounded border and the buttons- and I love the yarn you used--yes I can knit, but only does it wery selden!!! Thankyou for the links.
Hugs and happy week to you,
Dorthe

Jillayne said...

These are gorgeous! I knit "a little" but think I can manage these - they look so pretty, now the trouble is deciding on the yarn!!

Shannon Chastaine said...

Those are pretty much adorbs. I don't knit, but maybe I could talk my daughter into making a pair for me! :) lol