I had that title in mind for ages, and what luck that I should then finish them on Valentine’s Day!
They fit very well, though the fingers are a touch long. I could have tinkered with the finger pattern to make them perfect, but if they’re going to tighten up on blocking, they’ll get shorter more than narrower. I’m okay with how they are. Too short would have annoyed me more. I used to have a pair of commercially-made gloves where the fingers were too short and they always rode up on my hand. Who knew such a thing could be so irritating!
Before this, I had been reviewing how to weave in ends, which was an area where I was always weak, and I got a lot of practice on these! There is an end for each finger and the thumb, two in the cuff, one at the side of the hand where the first finger was knit, and one more that I don’t remember. I am a duplicate stitch rockstar now.
I’ve figured something out while making these. I need challenging patterns to keep my brain awake while I knit. I’ve started and abandoned so many things that were plain and serviceable, just because they were so boring. I see now it was because I was afraid to knit fancy things for fear that I wouldn’t finish them or be able to do them. I was scared of these from the minute I saw the pattern, and it was so silly of me. Look at them–they’re amazing! I’m going to tackle some awesome socks soon and see if that’s been the root of my second-sock syndrome all this time.