Lace gloves, deadlines, and aching muscles

I have until Tuesday evening to finish this pair of gloves, but it ain’t happenin’. I just finished the arm section of the first glove last night, after knitting for about 12 hours spread over 14 hours. My back and left hand are aching from a) sitting in one place for so long and b) grasping the work too hard. I know [knock wood] that I can finish the first glove today, and perhaps start on the wide lace section, but no way I’ll be ready for the Charlotte Knitting Guild meeting on April 1!

I’ll try to get a snapshot of the progress so far, but Myr has the camera with her in Atlanta, so that will be delayed a little!

Long long lacy gloves

I finally started work on the “long long lacy gloves” pattern from Lace Style by Allen and Budd. I worked on the lace cuff from mid afternoon until bed time off and on, and only completed two and a half repeats. I frogged and tinked so many times that the yarn started to fray. I have to have this pair done by the first Tuesday in April so that I can enter them in the Charlotte Knitting Guild 1st annual contest. I am starting to wonder if I can do it.

(a few hours later)

I’m up to 5 repeats of the pattern now. Two more repeats and I’ll be done with the basic structure of the cuff. Here are some Work in Progress pix…

Lace Edging Detail

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Lace Edging 1

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Lace Edging Scale

I’ll take a moment to thank the unknown knitters who thought up the “safety cord” for use in knitting. It saved my sanity last night when I had to rip that third repeat back 6 times. By the way, this is a newish (I think) yarn of the brand name of Yummy.