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Annemor #8

Annemor #8 back

Pattern: Annemor #8 from Selbuvoter
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock Solids in Natural and Sapphire
Needles: Size 2 addis
Knits: 2/14-5/20/2008
Mods: None

Annemor #8 closeup (1)

Yay! They are done and I couldn’t be happier! This project seemed to go on forever, mostly because of the lack of attention I gave it after a certain point, but they are finally done. I really love many of the patterns in this book and I’m sure there will be more items knit from it in my future. I also have been thinking about adapting the graphs to some other garments, but that’s for another time. The patterns here are fairly well written and the graphs are clear and easy to read. I did have a bit of trouble figuring out the directions for the fingers at times, but a couple of tries later they worked out fine. One of the instructions that made me think a bit was “continue palm pattern as established” or something to that end. I’m sure the astute among you will see a couple of places were I “improvised” on that instruction a bit.

Annemor #8 palm

This was my first attempt at making gloves and I think it was a good project to attempt. Leave it to me to choose the “interesting” way of learning new things. Colorwork and fingers at the same time? Sure! Sign me up! ;) Doing the fingers wasn’t terrible once I bought a 24″ circ to do them. The larger one I had been doing the body of the glove on was just too much to handle with the little bit of circular knitting required for the fingers. While it wasn’t awful, I did develop a bit of SGS (Second Glove Syndrome) on the last few fingers. I just didn’t want to knit fingers any more, but that was the only way to get them done!

Annemor #8 closeup

I was a bit nervous about the yarn working out for this pattern, but I shouldn’t have worried. The gauge was fine, the blue didn’t bleed (although I threw a color catcher in the wash just to be sure) and the stitches evened out nicely. The gloves did grow slightly but I didn’t mind since that made it just a touch easier to get my big mitts inside them.

Annemor #8 base of thumb

Definitely a fun project! Will I do gloves again? Probably not any time soon, but I wouldn’t rule them out forever. I think my next pattern from this book would be a mitten, but you never know.

So not only did I finish these but I managed to get the two yarns I was spinning finished up to. Here they are in their final state:

Finished spinning before vacation

The top is the merino-tencel blend from Cloverleaf Farms. I ended up with about 324 yards. The bottom is the yarn from the batts I carded. About 126 yards and a much different texture than the first yarn. As usual, I have no idea what they might become, so they’ll sit in the handspun stash for a while.

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So there you have it. I’m now ready to leave on what promises to be a crazy but wonderful vacation in NC by way of CT (how weird is my life sometimes?!?!). I am swearing up and down that when I turn off my computer at work today I will *not* turn another one on for AT LEAST a week. We’ll see how long that lasts. I am, of course, allowing for checking e-mails on the iPhone and perhaps a mobile blog post or two, ’cause that’s totally different. ;) So if you need to contact me for SOS’08 related stuff or whatnot, send me an e-mail at Zarzuelaknits [at] gmail [dot] com. I’m still accepting prize donations for SOS until June 20th, so if you would still like to be a sponsor, you still have time!

I hope you all have a wonderful two weeks while I’m gone. I’m sure there will be many fibery things to tell you about when I return. See you then! :-D

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29 Responses to “I made it!”
  1. margene says:

    The gloves are glorious! Great job, they could not be more beautiful. Enjoy your vacation!

  2. CindyCindy says:

    OMG! The gloves are exquisite. Beautiful job! Have a blast on vacation. We’ll be here when you come home.

  3. Dorre says:

    The gloves are beautiful! Enjoy your vacation ;)

  4. stacey says:

    have a wonderful time!!!!

    the gloves are amazing! I give you credit – colorwork fingers are tedious! you did a great job!

    the spinning is beautiful too – the purple is so pretty and perfect looking!

  5. Jeannie says:

    The gloves turned out beautiful! I started the book with a mitten because I was afraid of getting tired of knitting all of those fingers. Have fun on your vacation!!

  6. Elinor says:

    the gloves are fabulous! well done. have a great vacation!

  7. Vilde says:

    Beautiful gloves!! I love the way the deep, bright blue works in the pattern.
    Enjoy the vacation!

  8. ceci says:

    They look gorgeous! WOW!!

    Have a great time at the wedding and Wildacres. Please say hi for me.

  9. Risa says:

    the gloves are beautiful! I’m impressed that you got done all that you planned on getting done.

    Have a great vacation!

  10. Ina says:

    The gloves look great! The Magic Loop’d fingers turned out very nice.

    I’m amazed at how different the red-chocolate looks as roving, batt, and finished yarn. The yarn is as purty as a red velvet cake.

    Have a fabulous vacation! Stay away from teh Internets!

  11. Emily says:

    They turned out beautiful! Congrats on finishing them. Enjoy your vacation!

  12. Kristy says:

    The gloves look great! I’m sure you’ll enjoy them come next winter. Have a wonderful vacation– you deserve it :)

  13. Anne says:

    Gorgeous! Have a great vacay!!

  14. twig says:

    How pretty! That’s almost enough to want cold weather back.

  15. wendy says:

    Gorgeous gloves!!

  16. marjorie says:

    Those are beautiful. I wouldn’t have thought to use Supersock Solids (which I just happen to have in my stash) for the projects in that book. I used Heilo with less than stellar success for the mittens. The knitting was ok, but the size was huge. You’ve inspired me to try again with thinner yarn.

  17. Kat with a K says:

    The gloves are amazing, and the yarn is great. Enjoy your vacation!

  18. --Deb says:

    They’re beautiful, Jessica!

  19. amy says:

    Beautiful gloves.

    Enjoy your time away.

  20. Vera says:

    The gloves are wonderful. Great job in taking on colorwork and gloves at the same time.

  21. whitney says:

    What gorgeous, gorgeous gloves! Beautiful work.

    Have a wonderful vacation!

  22. JessaLu says:

    yay for done! They look wonderful – as does the spinning! Have a great trip! :o )

  23. WOW.
    That’s all…
    WOW.
    Those gloves are fabulous; good for you!!
    Enjoy your vacation; happy holiday knitting!!

  24. penny says:

    Beautiful gloves! Have fun. I’m jealous. Maybe one year I’ll be able to go.

  25. Debby says:

    Wow! Just…wow. Amazing gloves.

  26. Cindy P from SOS says:

    Your gloves are beautiful! I started a pair of “plain jane” gloves and never finished them. Now you have inspired me to rethink them and maybe add a little color to them.

  27. Karen says:

    I love your gloves! They really came out nice.

    I hope you are having a wonderful vacation!

  28. Jennifer says:

    The gloves you’ve knitted take my breath away!

  29. Brenda says:

    Well done, Jessica! They are so pretty in that bright blue and cream.

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