Saturday, June 13, 2009

Knitting! ! !

A few new knitted pieces, a beanie type hat, scarf and a pair of chunky finger-less gloves are a birthday prezzie for my friend Vince.
He's 30 years old today!!! Finished just in time. I gave them to him last night and he liked them!

It took me a long while to get my head around to knit the gloves, they are so DIFFICULT to knit if you're not going to sew on the thumb but I invented something new for myself to make that seamless look! A funny fact: the number of stitches I used for the scarf is 30 for the width. I don't know how many I used for the length...I just played by ear for that, also the gloves are a 30 stitch circle! I don't know, thought that might be funny....I forgot to tell him that though!

Happy 30th Birthday Vince!!!

7 comments:

Mousecanknit said...

I like the pattern -- it gives the scarf body and volume. It looks soft and lovely. Congrats on the great work!

tinylittlesandra said...

Gosh, your getting great at this Knitting thing... I need to get a side project. Must be very theraputic.

Tim Dowling said...

Thanks Mousecanknit - I made my first proper glove a few days ago...tried knitting the left hand, just to find out I can only knit right ones LOL

Yeah Sandra, knitting is kinda cool cause when you're watchin tv or just sitting round I find I can just do it, i like to keep busy anyway, so knitting is useful, I get clothes out of it! :-)

Grainne Quinlan said...

Hey Tim, very impressed with the knitting, especially considering you taught yourself. Like the scarf pattern - I'm actually knitting a baby hoody with the same checkered pattern, it makes for a really nice finish.

Derm said...

Can you knit me a balaclava? ...no reason.....ahem :-/

Tim Dowling said...

Grainne, thanks for the encouragement. Well, you did teach me a few tricks, you have to teach me a few more things when your back!

ahem...Derm, what are you goin to do with that??

Derm said...

I got a job in the bank. It's part of the uniform :)