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!)


Miss Jaster said...

Those are so cute!! I have a pair of mitten/gloves like that and I love them! Bet you could make more and sell them on etsy!

Laura said...

How cute and functional! Only the tip of your thumb will get cold in really frigid weather! LOL!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How COOL!!! WOW!!! I love it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)