There are days we love in our house but, speaking as a knitter, perhaps none more than Superbowl Sunday. The Judge usually (this year was an exception) spends the weekend making gumbo and then hangs out with his running buddies for the game.
This leaves me free to make lots of silly food for the kids (we had stuffed cabbage rolls and rice pudding for dinner), watch the game in relative peace, and K-N-I-T. Without interruption. It's always incredible.
One frou-frou gauntlet: finished!
I'm particularly pleased with the contrast reverse stockinette rows that sort of "pouf" out and the tiny vintage mother of purl buttons I've sewn on as an accent there.
The ribbon is temporary — I want to dye some just for the gauntlets next weekend. If you look closely, you will see that I also did an earlier eyelet row, but I think one is enough, so I will either do some clever coverage (I only did two eyelets in that row, thinking it would be a sort of mini-bow thang) or frog it back down and reknit.
I was a bit worried about the gauntlet staying on at the top, so after the eyelet row, I ribbed for a few rows before going into the ruffle, and it really did the trick! It fits Ellie perfectly.
Hopefully my notes are as clear as I thought they were while I wrote down what I was doing, because I really want a pair for myself. Ollie wants a pair too — his request is in for lime green and black, with skulls.