Friday, January 06, 2006

Pumpkin Hands

So, this was my little vacation project. After finishing up Carmen (aka Burlypurly), I was in search over something small, and fun, over the holidays. Chrissy sent me a lovely ball of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK in this gorgeous burnt orange color a couple of months ago, which I've been wanting to play with. I thought this would be just the right thing!

Because I was looking for easy (both in theory and to travel with) I decided to whip up a pair of these little babies- without a single gusset to speak of. They couldn't have been simpler. I knitted this up flat, and then seamed together, leaving a little hole for my thumbs. Anyway, nothing super special, but I think they're cute. And I love this yarn! Love the color, of course! And it's so, so soft!

Oh, and if it looks like I'm kind of making the Texas Longhorn sign with my fingers..., it wasn't intentional...well, not really. That said, this photo was taken the day after UT beat USC in the Rose Bowl. Now, I have no affiliation whatsoever with UT, but being a UCLA alum, UT was my favorite team that day. :) 'SC loses! FINALLY! Go Longhorns! ;)


Chris said...

They look great! Were you able to get a pair out of a single ball of the Alpaca Silk? How long was the cuff?

knitzalot said...

Yay for UCLA alums! I am also a Bruin. What year did you graduate? I was the class of 1995. Gotta love any team that beats the University of Spoiled Children!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

I'm currently developing a theory that knitblogland was sneakily cheering UT (my school!) on. You knit the "burnt orange" and so did the nice lady over at No one may have done in on purpose, but clearly we were all in cahoots trying to make UT win.

Disentangled said...

Cute! Those came out great :-)

Nonnahs said...

Thanks, everyone! That's so funny about the all the combined subliminal UT juju!
Chris: Yes, I had more than enough to make a pair. The cuff is only a couple of inches long.
Knitzalot: Yay, a fellow Bruin! I graduated in '93.