Monday, March 06, 2006

Fingerless glove vs cutco scissors

I am very nervous when knitting involves scissors. This seriously gets my heart pounding. Extreme knitting....feel that adrenaline rush.

The idea is to "clip"...yes with scissors...the area you want to add the thumb. Why? I don't really know. I do know there are other ways to get the thumb in here...but this is new and fun...a rush...whatever...LETS CUT!



(Please note, after seeing this photo...I had myself a little home manicure and pedicure...sorry, I've been too busy knitting!)

Now, you unravel some stitches...



Then put these live stitches on your needles...



Pick up some stitches at the edges, knit your thumb and then weave in those tiny ends from the "clipping"...
Voila! A thumb!



I did it! I am loving this fingerless number. I am not making the pom pom...I am just not a pom pom girl.

12 comments:

Rani said...

I love your fingerless mitts. My heart would be pounding when cutting my knitting too! I agree, they look way cuter without the pom poms.

Stephanie said...

Another gorgeous fo from you. The cutting makes me seriously nervous, but it looks like it worked out great. I still can't quite get over the white gloves.

grumperina said...

That yarn looks amazing! No wonder you've been raving about it!

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, great work you've done with the mitts, they look fantastic! I can relate to your nervousness before the cutting, but in the end everything worked perfectly, didn't it?
Have fun knitting, and best wishes from Austria!

Elemmaciltur said...

That's purty! It's good like that sans pom poms....they'd just ruin it.

Wool Winder said...

Is there an advantage to adding the thumb this way?

LisaB said...

Awesome job on both your mittens and gloves! Those mittens look soft. And I'm with you on the pom pom. Good to leave those things off items!

jacqueline said...

yeah ditch the pom poms i say! i love that mitt..it is too cute.

Donna said...

I love the fingerless mittens! I'm sure you'll wear them alot.

Purly Whites said...

Ooo, cuting that amazing yarn? that seems a bit sacriligeous. But you are brave, and it worked, so there you go. They look fab!

Beak-Knits said...

You are so brave!! They look great.

I just don't know if I trust myself enough to cut...

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