Tomorrow night, RakStar is getting professional photos taken! I'm so excited -- I knew I wanted to whip up some pieces to add to my costume for the pictures. I made a pretty cool belt which I can't wait to show you, but I also decided to make some fingerless gloves to add in. I found this awesome pattern and got going. They don't take long at all! The middle part works up really fast; it'd be cool to do a full sleeve with the pattern or legwarmers. I didn't like the cuff as much, though, so I took that out and added a little scallop.
I used Patons Kroy Socks yarn (Ragg Shades) in "Brown Rose Marl," and an F hook. I'd say that, if I didn't break for spaghetti in the middle, each glove maybe took about two hours total. And I'm not a fast crocheter. However, I did run into one problem at the very end, though..
I think I really did yell "no" out loud as the little tip flew across the room. This matched up with some weird Native American curse episode of X-Files, too - it broke off just as Scully was getting her face torn up by some cat. It was really intense and I'm really mad and I KNOW I should be using better needles than the little plastic blue ones, because, well - that was the third I broke. BUT, now that little pack is all used up and I can graduate onto the super slippery metal needle.
So the pictures are tomorrow. I have no needles left. And I have, like, seven ends to weave in. Maybe I can do a Jo-Ann run on my break tomorrow at lunchtime and quickly weave those in. Maybe these gloves were not meant to be.. Either way, I really liked the pattern and will probably make some more. This also taught me I love this yarn color, so that is a good point, too?
I'm so mad.