Tuesday, 15 January 2013

WOYWW #189 - how many needles does it take to make a glove?

Hello woyww'ers. Never heard of it? Where have you been? Try this then.

So here is my desk. It is a temporary desk as it is cold and dark up in the loft today and I wanted to knit in front of the TV. Today I am using our Games/Homework/extra craft table, and on it is.......

Arm Warmers! I decided to have a go at making the lovely owl arm warmers from Mollie Makes. My Mum is over visiting from England and she buys Mollie Makes and saves them up for me so I get a big pile every visit. I am so lucky. I love these arm warmers/gloves and because it uses cable (have never done any cable) I thought I would take advantage of Mum being here to help me.

So three needles, knitting in the round - no problem, fourth needle to actually knit and then another needle to put the cable stitches on - oh my goodness - now it's confusing. I thought this would be easy after knitting the sock for the last three months.

I will persevere and let you see how I get on.

P.s. the sock is still growing. On the foot part, another few inches and I'll be at the toe. Then I guess I have to start the other foot.

 

21 comments:

JoZart said...

I too save Molly Makes and take them over to my DD when I go to see her in Germany! They are such a good read and, whilst most things in them are for beginners, there are always a couple of projects worth tackling... you've found one of those!! It gave me a chuckle how you are juggling those needles! Good luck...
Jo x

Annie said...

Have fun juggling with your knitting needles. You will win and will be so proud of yourself when you do :-)
Hugs,
A x #50

Lynn Holland said...

Oh eck, my fingers are in knots looking at all those needles haha
Lynn//66

butlersabroad said...

Ooh missus, you're ahead of me! I plan on a simple cable project this year and possibly a simple lace one too! I'm about to start more socks and I've decided to make a patterned pair with plain wool, just knit and purl stitches, but I'm really going to have to concentrate now! I'm currently making Andrew a hat and it's on 4 needles with a 5th one to knit with and you wouldn't believe the trouble I'm having! It's only one extra needle but it changes everything! I want to make some wrist warmers or fingerless gloves for work as I sit by the window and when it's cold my hands freeze!

Hugs
Brenda 106 (You're 107)

Robin Spitzer said...

oh I can't imagine holding all those needles! Enjoy your Mom,

Thank you for sharing,

hugs,
Robin #111

Shazsilverwolf said...

Those owl arm warmers look fabulous!You'd make a fortune on here selling them, lol. Seriously, well done you for taking on something so challenging- I'd be in a complete mess by now.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx#65

My name is Cindy said...

oooh not sure I could manage that, I'm pretty cackhanded at the best of times. Good Luck with your project, the arm warmers look really cool!! Cindy #74

Ann B said...

Not done any cave knitting for ages but I did like doing it. Not ure if I would like cable and knitting in the round though seems a challenge too far. Good luck with the socks, I'm still trying to finish the second to partner the one I finished in November.
Ann B
32

JoZart said...

Hi Famfa! thanks for your message and I do hope you can make a quilt. They needn't be complex or big.... just a comforter. I'll post the details soon so take a look and have a think, it's up to you then but the thought is really appreciated.
lv jo x

MrsC.x said...

o they look great!
Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Ria Gall said...

Good luck with your knitting I hope you get them finished. I love the colour of your wool
Ria #114

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You are brave,mi knit wrist warmer else and hats on two needles with a seam! Anything for an easy life....grin :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Andrea said...

LOL that looks so scary well done you and I hope it all works out I'd be in knitting knots have a fab week Andrea#22

shirley clark said...

You are very clever, I don't think I could ever manage to knit gloves,, or socks or a hat come to that, I wish I could tho.

Debbie said...

I'm liking the sound of arm-warmers and these look as if they're going to be lovely! Three needles looks very confusing indeed!

Debbie x

Julia Dunnit said...

LLJ made me some wrist warmers and believe me, they are so so useful! Stick with it, but also dont be put off when i say as a non knitter how scarey knitting on more than 2 needles must be!!

MaggieC said...

I have never heard of Mollie Makes. I have always shied away from anything with four needles. Two needles and a cable needle are my limit. I have got the wherewithal to knit an Aran jumper for DH again. Hope you have a good week and get those warmers finished. xx Maggie #37

Lori said...

So cute!!! Love the arm warmers. I am not that patient or coordinated to use that many needles at once. I think I would lose an eye.

Sorry I am 2 days late getting to your blog. I have been battling a nasty flu bug.
Lori #84

Nan G said...

Knit? Me?! Nope this girlie flunked out of home ec !! All I could do is tie knots in the knitting /crochete! So I'll just ooo and ahh over yours! a late Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

Nicky said...

I cannot manage two knitting needles so hats of to you - I am not sharing a desk as away from home looking after my friends cattery but enjoying having a good look around everyone else's desk

April Story said...

I look forward to seeing your new arm warmers. :-) I like the ones in the picture.
April #141