Below are the two pairs of hand knitted fingerless gloves I was given. Both are intended for loading wood-fired kilns in the winter. I was hoping to wait until the spring, but how can I delay when I now have the perfect equipment?
I also received two different night shirts! Having been a patient for the first time in my life I took to wearing an ancient one I owned. My friends are making some sort of statement that I’d rather not interpret! My legs dangling at the bottom of a nightshirt is not a pretty sight!
I also got two amazing pots and I’ll give you a gander at them tomorrow.
These are Susan Wyatt’s very first effort to make gloves and they are tres’ cool. All cotton (I can’t bear scratchy wool) and illustrated with flickering flames of fire and the words ‘WOOD FIRE’ written across the knuckles like a prison tattoo. I do have pinkey fingers, by the way. We’ve agreed that I have to grow them longer or Susan has to make them shorter…
Anna Branner’s have a new wrinkle that I’ve never seen before…no fingers at all. The yarn is hand spun but I haven’t had the chance to ask her if it was spun by herself. My guess is yes…she, like Susan, does many things well. Including her new blog which we have yet to discuss, but I encourage you to take a look. I’m not always easy to give gifts to as I’m a bit particular, but this was a stellar year. Yet another reason to be thankful!