Actually two things. Well, maybe five or hmm… I guess it depends on how you count it.
My youngest son has been asking for a pair of fingerless gloves. His sister has some I made for her a few years ago and he wanted some too.
|Daughter’s Fingerless Gloves|
The pattern for daughter’s gloves was pretty simple so my plan was to make another pair from the same pattern but with yarn he would like, probably minus the scallops as well. This proved difficult when I couldn’t locate the pattern.
I admit that it was simple enough I might have been able to just stitch them patternless, but I’m not very confident in my ability to stitch without instructions. So, I ventured onto Ravelry and found the pattern for these:
|First Completed Pair – Oops, too big.|
These seemed like a perfect fit for him and I got started right away. The first attempt seemed a bit small so I started over with a bigger hook. Even making a total of three gloves, I was able to finish by the end of the day.
The next morning he was very excited to receive his new fingerless gloves. Except that his hands are much smaller than I had realized and they were too big. No problem, I’ll just make another pair. Back to the original hook I went and later that day a second complete set was done.
|Second Pair – A perfect fit.|
I did not fail to note that had I shared my plans and tried the original glove against his hand I would have saved myself hours of extra stitching. Oh well, I like surprising my kids – even when it goes slightly awry. Plus, now big brother has a pair too.
|The Complete Collection|
So, does that count as one project? Two? Four? But wait, there’s more.
My in-laws recently gifted us with a Jeep Liberty they no longer needed. I tried to convince my husband to let me make one of these for it:
His response? “You’re not putting a flower on the back of my Jeep.”
He didn’t say anything about the inside. I asked each of the children what they thought he would say if I made a candy cane striped steering wheel cover. One said he would find it festive, the others weren’t ready to make quite that commitment. When asked if they thought we should find out, the unanimous answer was “Yes.”
One afternoon of stitching created this (pattern available at www.beehappydesigns.com):
Which my husband did indeed find festive.