I had planned to present a new project to you all tonight; however, creativity was not kind to me today. I know that a lot of my readers have blogs of their own, which I follow fairly regularly, and I have been blown away by some of the projects that have been finished over the course of this week. Seriously, you all are incredibly talented! If I have not had a chance to see your work yet, well, I'll go out on a limb and say that it's pretty great.
I've been itching to share my latest project with you, a pair of gloves from an old American Red Cross pattern from an amazing collection of vintage patterns designed for soldiers fighting in World War I and World War II. My partner of seven years (I frequently call him Mr. Engineer) has been begging me for a new pair of knitted gloves, and because he is a history buff (and plays his fair share of Call of Duty type games) I thought this pattern would be ideal.
I found the perfect yarn for the project, and then cast on and powered through. It was working out great for a while, the first glove fit perfectly and he loved how it came out. I was so excited to finish them at that point that the project went really quickly...until I ran out of yarn. This is a problem I've never experienced before, and frankly I didn't see it coming. I think the gauge was a little tight and that ate up more yarn than I expected. The most painful part is that it ran out halfway through the pinky and right before finishing the thumb.
I was on the home stretch (picture taken prior to tragic event)!
The worst part is that I'm getting ready to leave town for a week and the local yarn store I bought the yarn from is an hour in the other direction. So, I'm not entirely sure when Mr. Engineer will receive his finished gloves.
I'm annoyed by this knitting experience, but sometimes crap happens! I apologize for the lack of project news too. Next week will likely bring more successes and more positive posts (in particular, I'm very excited to share an amazing knitting book I'm obsessed with right now). Until then!