I’ve got Fat-Finger!

In case you’re wondering what’s happened to my Sanquhar gloves – I’ve had to put them down for a little while.

Firstly, the tiny weeny 1.5mm needles were giving me blisters on my left index finger where I picked up the left hand yarn and scrapped the tip of the needle down my finger tip – ouch! 😯

The second and more serious problem was a bad case of “Fat-Finger”. 👿

No, Fat-Finger is not some terrible incurable disease, it was this…

I generally call this the “rude” stage of knitting a glove because this is where it gets fiddley and the swearing starts – and because the glove seems to be making a rude gesture at me!

I seem to have gotten too comfortable with the fair isle and slackened off my tension.

Finger number two is decidedly wider than number one!

I’m gonna leave it a little while then knit finger three. I can then decide which finger needs frogging and reknitting.

I’m trying to finish Ombre to wear at Christmas so Sanquhar will be on hold….

….but it’s so B***dy cold I wish they were done now! 🙂

6 Responses

  1. Rachel
    Rachel December 20, 2007 at 3:03 pm | | Reply

    Hi Susan, your gloves are looking great, Fat Finger syndrome notwithstanding.

    Thanks for your recent comments on my blog, I’m glad you’re tempted by Perugino. I’ve made two now, they are a total breeze to knit and look really impressive, particularly to non-knitters.

    Thanks too for your nice remarks about Basil, which fits (well enough). I’ll post pictures later.

    Re my growiing stash of acrylic: I think this coming year I am going to have to make a few special, very kitsch items to use it up. It’s never going to scream ‘quality’ but it could say ‘fun’ so expect a few ironic toilet seat covers, bathmats and such. Maybe with rude words knitted in. A good opportunity for some really frivolous knitting, I reckon.

  2. kathryn
    kathryn December 20, 2007 at 4:43 pm | | Reply

    I can’t imagine holding let alone knitting with 1.5mm!! I’m not surprised you got a blister!

    The gloves are looking great. I’m tempted to make some
    colour-work gloves. The so-fashionable marvellous mitts are lovely but if it’s cold enough for mitts, it’s cold enough to need your fingers covered.

    Looking forward to seeing what Ombre looks like, it’s difficult to get much idea from the magazine.

  3. minxxy
    minxxy December 20, 2007 at 5:26 pm | | Reply

    Hold it……………you may not have fat finger.
    If I remember vaguely, I got to this stage and something happened and I put them away unfinished. It may not be the same problem but I’ll dig mines out and have a look……….perhaps it’s not your tension or your digits!

  4. Dittany
    Dittany January 9, 2008 at 6:43 am | | Reply

    I got a bit further with my first sanquhar glove – but I’ve been stuck on the little finger of the first one since August! Maybe both of us will have a pair ready for next winter….
    I love your blog – no one seems to read mine – but I’ve only just started.

  5. Diz
    Diz April 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm | | Reply

    I wonder where you can buy the original black and white wools to make the Sanquhar gloves? Would love to hear from anyone with this info?


  6. Lynda Pringle
    Lynda Pringle November 18, 2008 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    Instructions and Wool for Sanquhar gloves can be got from
    Euro Japan Trading Co.
    PO BOX 48515
    London NW4 3WE UK

    Web site (in English)

    [email protected] (Inquiry)
    [email protected] (order)

    Tel/Fax : +44-(0)20-8202-6985

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