I have been knitting gifts to send over to Bergen. Yesterday, I pictured the gloves before posting them across to my friends Gro and Geir (pictured above whilst on a walk in Eshaness, Shetland in July this year).
I’d earlier knitted a beret for Gro, which is pictured here worn by my niece Aimee. The gloves are made with the same red, green, yellow, black and dark fawn will match. I have used Shetland jumper weight wool, or 4 ply.
Geir’s gloves are made using a combination of two wools. The brown main colour is Norwegian. I purchased it in Bergen in August this year. The one 50g ball of PT 2 from PT Design was plenty, even with the long fingers and generous cuffs. I love gloves to have a generous cuff so as you have warm wrists! It is a nice wool and has been great to use along with Shetland Supreme jumper weight wool bought from my local wool shop.
I have not made many pairs of men’s size gloves before as men in my own family don’t tend to wear them opting for gloves which they can use whilst working with shellfish, sheep, salmon farming or welding! However, I have enjoyed knitting these up so much that one of my next projects will be a pair fingerless gloves for my nephew who is a 2nd year student at Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University. I think a pair may be useful for him whilst he is working outside at this time of year with photography, sketching and other activities.
I couldn’t resist showing you a picture of one of our cats ‘Scruffy’ who was outside for the whole of last night and came home earlier on for a bit of sleep next to my knitting on the sofa. He is the fluffiest cat we’ve ever had and so very adorable. My son Bobby found him for us when he was babysitting for friends in Tingwall with his fiancée Kayti. Our very old cat Sooty had died and both my husband and I had had red and white cats when we were children, and thought we would like a red and white one but hadn’t factored in one with very long fluffy hair. He keeps it nice though and allows us to brush him.