Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kid Size

Penny and I were at the medical clinic about a month ago and it was pretty chilly out so we were sporting our Ridge Runner Fingerless gloves.  One of the nurses asked Penny where she got them, and of course, Penny told her that I made them.  Maria ordered 3 pair for her kids, ages 7, 9 and 12.  Wow!  how big is the hand of a 7 year old?  I tried doing some googling but didn't find anything very helpful.
More than one way to skin a cat.  I went across the street with my notebook, pencil and tape measure in my pocket and asked the parents of the little girl who lives there if I could measure her hand.  I asked her what her favorite color is and her reply was "I like all colors, but I really like pink."  I came home, got out some pink yarn, grabbed a hook and went to work.  When I was finished, I went back across the street, asked her try them on.
Perfect fit!  Yea!  She was so surprised when I told her they were hers to keep.
Now, back to the gloves that Maria ordered.  I did the 7 year old first in blue, then moved on to the 9 year old in purple and finished with the 12 year old in aqua.  Still waiting for delivery as mom has been out of town for job training.
I took pretty good notes as I down sized the pattern, but don't know if I should write it up and post the pattern to my Ravelry store.  Opinions please!

1 comment:

River Glorious said...

Very nice! I'm doing some fingerless gloves right now for DDs friend who is freezing in Iowa I think.