Knitting Gloves is written by Dr Angharad Thomas. I am writing again, after a break earlier this year.
I live in the UK and I am a designer, researcher and maker. I have been an academic in Art and Design, among many other things, but now I divide my time between volunteering in the collection of the Knitting & Crochet Guild of the UK, and working on ‘the Glove Project’ of which this blog is part.
I have been knitting gloves to ‘traditional’ patterns from the UK or inspired by these since the Spring of 2011. There’s supposed to be a page for each completed pair, but there isn’t as I need to sort out the posts. Not all the posts are about knitting gloves, although most of them are.
I started by knitting ‘traditional’ gloves and then moved on to working out my own designs as I am a knitwear designer by profession.
Now I’m knitting my own designs which take inspiration from these.
I can knit a pair in about two weeks but it depends what else I’m doing. I have completed over twenty pairs of various designs, with lots more ideas in store.
When I’m not doing those things, I go walking in Yorkshire and the Spanish and French Pyrenees; garden, rather randomly; and see friends and family as much as possible; and try to learn Spanish. None of these are on my blog though.
Do tell me what you’re doing – I love to know when people are reading me!