01 January 2008

Fingerless Gloves

I found a lovely pattern for fingerless gloves and have made a few of them now ...

The pink ones are for a girl from 4-H, whose family gifted me with three sheep in return for some farm-sitting while they go on a holiday (I really think I'm getting the better part of that deal but who am I to argue with such generosity?). These are made from hand spun wool, dyed bright pink with Kool-Aid.

The brown ones (which are actually the first set I made from this pattern) were shipped to my brother-in-law in Lithuania .... where the city decides when the central heating in your apartment will be turned on - and the city never seems to think it's cold when normal people think it's cold - resulting in chilly apartments and cold hands. :) These are made from some naturally brown Corriedale fleece that I purchased in raw form: I washed, carded, spun and knit them, and I'm very happy that they fit!

4 comments:

  1. Used 'em today! Keeps me warm while I work away on my lesson plans. Thanks - I love them!

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  2. GREAT . . if they provide any kind of warmth! My fingers are what are cold most of the time. They look like they would do the job with the rest of the hand!!

    Love, AC

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  3. Fingerless gloves are great for jobs where you need your fingers free but your hands get chilled (like working on the computer), or if you have hand joints that ache (my knuckles get sore, so the pair I am making for myself go up further along the hand to cover the first set of knuckles but leave the fingertips free for typing).

    For outside jobs, you definitely still need mitts!

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  4. Anonymous6:34 am

    I, too, have a pair of fingerless gloves that I purchased at the market in the fall. They were knitted by a local weaver out of wool from her neighbour's sheep. She incorporated tiny beads into one of the cables and they're darned cute! I thought they'd be handy not only for out and about, but for indoors at the computer when I tend to get "cold mouse-hand"...

    Susan

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