Remember that lovely yarn hubby got me for my birthday?
The cabled pair of gloves I visualised from the soft green merino wool were finished quite some time ago, but I forgot to take photos to show them off. I went out of my way to make the most detailed and perfectly fitted pair of gloves I have ever knitted and I'm glad to say they fit me like, um, a glove. Most glove manufacturers seem to think my little finger and thumb are abnormally long, so it's a fun change to have gloves where all the fingers are long enough.
All that shaping means these gloves don't want to lay flat. When I first showed them to hubby, he remarked that they have a certain disembodied look to them. So not only are they perfectly fitted, soft and warm, they're a bit creepy too!
While knitting is great fun, there's one thing I don't much like: weaving in the loose ends. I can't think of anything more dull than that. So the main problem with knitting gloves is that they have a bazillion loose ends to weave in. Combine that with my perfectionist nature and all I can say is ugh! I could feel myself getting older and older as I was struggling to get them all tucked in neatly.
In the end though, I'd say it was worth it. The only problem is that now I feel kinda guilty for wishing it was autumn already, so I could start using them.
By the way, that ball of yarn you see is what is left after both gloves. I wonder what I can do with the rest...