Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Although we only get indoor, artificial snow in Dubai, the song is kind of appropriate as these fingerless gloves are meant to keep the husband’s hands and fingers warm in the forthcoming winter month(s). He has an old injury on his fingers which meant they hurt a heck of a lot when it’s cold. He saw the Fetchings I finished last week and asked me to knit up a pair for him. I grinned like an idiot, because 1) it confirms that he acknowledges my knitting and 2) I can whip out the pattern for Dashing by Cheryl Niamath which has been sitting in my pile of patterns-to-try.

Knitting almost non-stop in the car and at home these past few days, I finished the left glove this morning. It’s one long glove I tell ya! The rib pattern is very easy. Although I don’t see how the cable pattern is “slightly more complicated than Fetching” because I found it really easy, esp as they are spaced out nicely. I did manage to mess up the second cable in the first cable row. Duh! It’s alright because the husband wouldn’t know a CB from a CF anyway!

It is massive for my own hand.

There is a milestone for me with this project: I think I conquered the “holes in the thumb” problem. Look, no holes!

In between long stretches of ribbing for the gloves, I pored into this Branching Out scarf for my mother-in-law. The yarn was originally being knitted up as my first Montego Bay Scarf but I didn’t quite like the drape so I decided to try this lovely pattern by Susan Lawrence from Knitty Spring 2005. The Rowan Cotton Glace would do until my Handmaiden Sea Silk arrives.

Now, if you would excuse me, I have a right glove to cast on and finish before the Second Coming.

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