August 19, 2005
Tony's Paisano Gloves
People will do amazing things for you when you are getting married. Over and over again, I have been humbled by friends' and family's generosity with time, energy, and resources. Obviously I try to thank them immediately and personally when people go out of their way for us, but for the times that doesn't seem like enough I turn -- as always -- to the knitting needles.
One of the unsung heros of the wedding weekend will undoubtedly be Tony, husband to my matron of honor and father to our flower girl. When not shuttling them to wedding-related activities, Tony will likely be attending to their other daughter, who by wedding-time will be around 6 weeks old.
Tony's a contractor in Tennessee, so he can't have his fingers bound up when he's working. And since he hails from the sub-tropics, even Tennessee winters chill him. These are (I hope!) a perfect solution to both problems. Speaking of the sub-tropics, they were also the inspiration for the stripe pattern on the mittens. Tony is about the proudest Ecuadorian you'll ever meet, so I worked in the stripes from his bandera.
Addendum: Woops, forgot the project specs!
Pattern: based loosely on the Men's Hand/Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
Yarn: Cascade 200 Superwash (black) and oddments of Red Heart acrylic in colores ecuatorianos for stripes.
Posted by shannon at August 19, 2005 9:55 AM | For related posts: Nuptial Knitting
I love these fingerless gloves! They are so great! Que excelente! You've inspired me to make a pair for myself, but I think I'll do them in red & yellow - the colors of the New Mexico flag, where I'm from. It will be perfect for winter knitting, when all I want to do is bundle myself up against the Boston weather with only my fingers poking out for knitting!
Posted by: Carla at August 24, 2005 5:32 PM