Monday, February 28, 2011


I've been missing my mom a lot lately. She passed in 2003 after a long bout of emphysema. So I used a little scrapbook therapy.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


When the chill in the air started to seep into the store I knew I had to do something to help my poor little hands. Once they get chilled they stay chilled...down right bone cold. So, I bought a $1 pair of knit gloves that we sold in the store and proceeded to cut some of the fingertips off (so I could still handle the register). This worked for a while until, of course, the raw knit edged started to unravel.

"There's got to be a better way", I thought to myself... It was then that I decided to knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves. Sure...I could do that! Bought the pattern; bought the (sock) yarn; bought the (yikes) size 2 double pointed needles. I was ready.

It really only took me a couple of weeks to finish both of them and not without a few mistakes, tear outs and some very choice words. So, here is the end result---

I really fell in love with the yarn and the great colors...and it hides some of the imperfections.

I had to add a clear snap to each flap so that they didn't just fly around. I was getting them caught in the register drawer! Awkward.
The end result may not be perfect and maybe only I can see the mistakes, but I am very proud of myself for actually finishing this project! AND, I got tons of compliments on them at work. Unfortunately, I didn't have them for the whole winter and haven't needed to wear them in about 2 weeks but I know they will keep my hands nice and comfy next time I need them.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

(p.s...I still can't get my blog background changed!)