Thank you all for your support on my relaxing weekend. It worked! The weather, though, let's not talk about the weather. I had been slightly interested to see the landscape, maybe even go for some hiking.. [cough] but there was no way to leave the house. Snow, rain, icy rain - you name it - horizontal, vertical.. uhh! But this is were the 'jacuzzi' thing comes into the game. Almost every Icelandic summerhouse has one (specially in geothermal areas of course). We boldly stripped naked on the patio at least twice a day, tip-toed through the snow and layed simmering in the hot water.
Call me insane but I took four projects with me (for two days!). Moreover, I also had a skein of Noro Kureyon with me, with the intention to work out something in order to have warm hands and peaceful palms. Pretty, precious Noro. I casted on for some glove/mittens = glottens and hardly touched any other knitting. But I am so pleased with this project.
The dramatic 'sunset' picture shows the colours surprisingly accurate. They are so pretty! [critics from the summerhouse roommate: 'Uh.. they don't match!']
I was even more impressed by my efficiency. Look!
Afraid to run out of yarn, I spared the thumbs for last to fit their lengths according to the left overs.
The finished gloves are just the size I wanted them to be and I had 10 cm left. na.. not really left. It left me with the tedious (but fast!) job of weaving in a 5cm thread. Very satisfying.
They are basically gloves without fingers. I wanted however something more closed then just open mittens - I always feel a little naked (and cold) between the fingers. On the other hand, I was too lazy to knit short fingers. Yes, mainly too lazy, but I also assumed it would look and feel a bit clumsy with the thick Noro yarn anyway. So here my idea: I crocheted little bridges between the fingers. Really cool, it turned out excactly how I imagined it. What a delight.