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October 12, 2005

Peaceful Palms Knit Along

What fun we've had knitting socks!  But my friends, it's time to realize there is life after socks and it's called gloves.  I've never knit a pair of gloves before and am ready for the adventure.  Are you?  Don't worry, if you're not up for the tedium of 10 fingers you can make fingerless gloves!

Let me ask you, what fun is an adventure without someone to share it with?  nona says, "no fun."  So, let's have a knit-along -- a "Peaceful Palms Knit Along" -- because all peaceful palms deserve a pair of hand knit gloves.  Here are the rules -- feel free to ignore any or all:

  1. The knit along begins now and ends January 31st
  2. Leave a comment or send nona an email if you wish to join
  3. Knit a pair of gloves -- fingered or fingerless
  4. Have fun and try something new

That should do it.  I'm going to spend a few days gathering glove references and patterns.  Let the games begin! 

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Comments

Well, golly- just in time for me to knit up some thrummed mitts! Do glittens count, Nona?

Posted by: Christina | Oct 12, 2005 11:51:52 PM

Count me in I wanted an excuse to knit the lace gloves in Gathering of Lace anyway :-)

Posted by: Janine | Oct 13, 2005 2:54:05 AM

I'm in!

Posted by: joy | Oct 13, 2005 3:56:24 AM

Nona, please count me in! I've been thinking of knitting my first pair of gloves and so this is just the right timing.

Posted by: erin | Oct 13, 2005 3:56:46 AM

I'm not sure i'm talented enough to knit fingers... they just seem so difficult. can i be included with mittens?

Posted by: Amy | Oct 13, 2005 5:17:25 AM

Um...would armwarmers count? They looks just like fingerless gloves, promise ;)

Posted by: Yuvee | Oct 13, 2005 6:33:05 AM

I'm in for a pair of fingerless gloves!

Posted by: springy | Oct 13, 2005 6:50:10 AM

Sounds fun. Love the name! I just found a great fingerless glove pattern for my halloween costume. Peace

Posted by: Melissa | Oct 13, 2005 7:28:10 AM

Me! Me! I want to join in too. I'm going knit gloves, I think. Or maybe some more Broad Street mittens.

Posted by: Bekki | Oct 13, 2005 8:20:11 AM

nona, I'm in!

Posted by: Agnes | Oct 13, 2005 8:51:20 AM

Well timed, I seriously need gloves. Or something alike. I'm in.

Posted by: Carola | Oct 13, 2005 8:52:41 AM

I'm in!

Posted by: Zarah | Oct 13, 2005 9:03:51 AM

Oh please count me in....want to make a pair for my DD and me!

Posted by: Kelly | Oct 13, 2005 9:14:38 AM

Add me to the list please.

Posted by: Nephele | Oct 13, 2005 9:35:07 AM

Nona:

Count me in. This will be my first knitalong and my first pair of gloves! And it's definitely timely-- it was 32F here in Idaho last night.

Posted by: Kris | Oct 13, 2005 9:35:16 AM

I had so much fun with the t-shirt KAL, so I want to join this too! Anything would be new to me, since I've never knitted a mitten in my life. I see.... Noro! I see....shades of blue and brown... I see...that I better go dig out the IK where i saw a how-to on mittens!

Posted by: Anna | Oct 13, 2005 9:36:09 AM

I love knitting gloves. It might take a few days for me to get started but I'm in!

Posted by: margene | Oct 13, 2005 11:09:10 AM

I've never knit a pair of gloves, but have been waiting for an opportunity to change this fact. Count me in!

Posted by: Kathy | Oct 13, 2005 1:29:59 PM

Oh, count me in! I need some gloves -- both the fingered and fingerless varieties.

Posted by: heather | Oct 13, 2005 3:24:04 PM

You know, I've only ever knitted one pair of gloves and, while cute, they didn't keep my hands warm enough. Cold air worked its way in through the holes, and anything else would have made them too bulky to wear. But do you know what revelation occured to me as I was driving home the other day? (And, don't ask me why since I wasn't really thinking about knitting gloves at the time) But . . . I could knit a pair of fabulous looking gloves and then buy a pair of those silk glove inserts and slide them inside, secure with a stitch or two at the base of each finger and -- voila! Handknit with a built-in wind-break that's slim and non-bulky! I may just have to join just to try the idea out!

Posted by: --Deb | Oct 13, 2005 3:29:09 PM

I just got a pattern and some yarn ready for fingerless gloves, so I'm in!

Posted by: Debbie | Oct 13, 2005 3:34:22 PM

I have some fingerless glove action going on for christmas gifts, so count me in! My first KAL...thanks for thinking of it. :)

Posted by: jillian | Oct 13, 2005 8:03:07 PM

Nona, I really like your blog. Very excited to be able to join in your "knit-along." I just happened to be knitting a pair of gloves right now. I'm definitely in.

Posted by: Linhq924 | Oct 13, 2005 8:04:33 PM

you know.. i've been eyeing the herringbone gloves from that japanese website but have not had the courage to try it. if anyone is knitting those too, i'm definitely in. if not, heck, maybe i can find some help here too.

Posted by: winnie | Oct 14, 2005 1:07:41 AM

here's the pattern. anyone up for a challenge?
http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/simplegloves/herringbone.html

Posted by: winnie | Oct 14, 2005 1:09:02 AM

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