My dear friend Karen received these fingerless gloves from me this weekend. She lives in California, so she doesn't need much real winter clothing, but these will be fun and give her just enough warmth come fall and winter. It's the same pattern I've been enamored of lately and I was glad to hear she likes the color scheme and the fit. I used Cascade 220 yarn which is an easy-care superwash wool.
I love making these gloves because the pattern is not hard, so I don't accidentally start knitting the wrong row when I bring it to Fidget's karate class. That used to happen with the other cabled gloves I made, so I prefer this one. Keeping fingers busy at home and on the go is important to me. Even when I am relaxing, I love to knit and do other productive activities.
Because the Pres is working away from his office for two months he doesn't have the luxury of his office microwave and refrigerator. For once Fidget and I are eating all the leftovers we can stand and the Pres is taking a sack lunch. It's been a long while since he's taken bag lunches but I am getting back into the swing of things and trying to keep them interesting. I've started making a batch of cookies every week to send with him. The first weeks I made brownies, Rice Krispy treats, blondies, and chocolate chip cookies. This week I made giant cherry oatmeal cookies from an old Better Homes and Gardens recipe from 1995. The best thing about these is they're chewy. If the Pres loves them, you know they're good!