I mentioned quite a while ago that I was knitting a pair of gloves. It has taken me a long time to finish them - not only the knitting, but also weaving in the ends, of which there are a lot in a pair of gloves, and that's a job I really don't enjoy. But they are done. They were made for a friend and I posted them to her this week, so now I can show a photo of them.
The yarn is from Fyberspates, a 45% silk, 55% merino mix called Scrumptious (which it is). It has a beautiful sheen, and the silk makes it very strong, so I hope that they will wear well. The colour is Water - a lovely grey-blue.
This was the first pair of gloves I had knitted, so I consulted my friend Angharad who knows a lot about knitting gloves (and has a blog on the subject). For the basic pattern, she lent me Ann Budd's book The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, which has a chapter on gloves. The stitch pattern on the hands is based on a brocade pattern in Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns, which she says was used on a knitted silk vest worn by Charles I (on the day of his execution in 1649, but let's not think about that). I'm very pleased with them - they have turned out well.