My very first (and possibly last) pair of gloves
Completed in January 2009

I had this funny idea of knitting a pair of gloves for my Aunt Sally in Michigan. I thought she might be able to wear the gloves while she walks the dog.

I found the interesting cabled cuff glove pattern by Tuulia Salmela, published in the Winter 2008 issue of Twist Collective.

The pattern starts out by knitting a length of cables, for the cuff.

It's an interesting concept, but I'm not so hip on the idea of having the inevitable seam in my cuff.

This was not the most pleasurable knitting process of my life. I spent an unusual amount of time darning little holes between the fingers.

Though despite finger issues, I continued knitting. I was merrily knitting along when suddenly, with three fingers finished, I realized that I'd run out of yarn!

Oh no, what to do? What to do?

Well, this is apparently what you do:

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, eh?

I finished the gloves, with two white fingers on each beige hand.

Maybe this was subconsciously planned.....because it gave me the good excuse to get out the Green Dye Pot!

I don't know what the deal is, but it always makes me happy to drown some fine knitting in a hot bath of green dye.

Unfortunately, you can still detect a bit of color variation in the two fingers.

Nonetheless, hopefully Aunt Sally can use and abuse these gloves. They certainly are not heirlooms. Happy dog-walking, Sally!

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