Posts Tagged ‘opera gloves’

Update on Opera Gloves

July 7, 2009

I’ve gotten a lot of work done on my gloves.  I’m anxious to get them finished.

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July 3, 2009

I steamed a five pound box of shrimp the other day.  That’s a lot for two people.  I’m running out of ideas with what to do with it.  We ate our fill the first day, then I made enough shrimp salad for two more meals.  Last night, it was shrimp in vodka sauce over small pasta shells with peas.  So, tonight, we went out to eat.  Yeah.  I never thought that I would get tired of shrimp.

We’re going to a little picnic on Saturday.  I’m bringing a cake.  Should I make pineapple upside-down or blueberry with strawberry sauce?  I think I’ll go down to Mernie’s tomorrow and see what they have. 

I started on the second opera glove.  So far so good.

I Have One Opera Glove

July 1, 2009

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I got to the elbow and decided not to go any farther.  I stopped  twenty rows short and made a six row knit1, purl 1 ribbing.  The directions called for a tubular cast off which I didn’t bother with.  It’s like a Kitchener stitch which I can’t stand.  I bound off in rib.  It looks good and still has plenty of give.

I’ve decided to start the next glove at the elbow and work to the fingers.  If I have trouble weaving in the ends, then so be it.  Except for one time when I fell and got a hole in the middle of a glove,  I tend to wear holes in the thumbs and forefingers.  So any repaired fingers will start at the base and end at the tips.  It was interesting making fingers from the top down, but not practical.

Cora in a bowl

Cora in a bowl

Progress Report

June 29, 2009
Hey Jupiter socks

Hey Jupiter socks

I forgot to show you a picture of the finished product.  Another great pair of socks!  I’m going to have to update my heading.

062609 014And here are my opera gloves.

I know I haven’t written anything lately.  Actually, there are several things that I haven’t done lately.  I can’t get myself to stay inside long enough to do any of those things.  I even weeded this afternoon.  I have some impatiens coming up from seed.  They come up every year here.  It never happened at my old house.  I had to plant new ones there.  Most of my plants are perennials, but I like to put some pots out on the deck over the summer.

Opera Gloves

June 25, 2009

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Well, I’m really happy with the way these gloves are moving along.  The directions are very good and I was pleasantly surprised when they said to sew the gaps and weave in the ends at this point.  That’s what  I was planning to do anyway.  My only complaint is the chart.  It’s too small.  I have to look too closely.  If it had been put on two whole pages instead of two half pages, it would be a lot easier to read.

062309 020Cora  is a little pooky today.  She sneezed a few times and she slept a lot today.  Her apatite is good.  I looked at her teeth.  She’s teething.

Vogue Knitting Opera Gloves

June 23, 2009

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What am I going to do with opera gloves?  I haven’t been to the opera in years, but I have to make them.  These start at the fingertips and finish at the elbows.  It should be fun.  I also love the yarn—Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace.  I’m going to make socks, too.

062209 015  Today’s progress