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Today, in the comfort of an air-conditioned room, I finally finished knitting and then seaming Nathan's fingerless gloves.
I learned quite a bit along the way, not the least of which the importance of counting rows and also the importance of not just changing things a bit so the length adds up. (I had 2 rows of knit, followed by 4 of stockinette on the 2nd piece, but since it was a little longer than the 1st piece I decided just to knit one row before starting the stockinette.... and so I have the dashes ----- of purl on the right side of my piece instead of VVVV's from knitting.)
In general, the 2nd piece looks a lot better - more even and slightly looser stitches and more control... with the exception of my personal modification, above.
I used mattress stitch to seam these up and pulled about 2 columns in to make them a little tighter. When I cast on, I added 4 stitches to make them Man Sized, but when all was said and done they didn't have the negative ease required of a stretchy wearable.
Nathan says he likes them.... so yay! Birthday present and/or Christmas present!!