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Thursday, January 11, 2007

I have a problem with cold hands, that being if it’s not warm, my hands are cold (so are my feet, but I’ll save that for a blog entry on socks). They’re just always colder than the rest of my body. A lot of the time I don’t even notice it, someone else feels my hands and comments on how I must be freezing, and I say no, this is normal, I’ll let you know when my hands are really cold. This is an excellent power for annoying boyfriends (ha ha, my hands are colder than you would have ever thought possible, let me touch you with them!) But it’s not such a useful power when you have to write a paper, or do just about anything else with your hands (if you can’t feel your fingers, it’s really difficult to type). So, I made a lovely pair of fingerless gloves! I couldn’t find a pattern I liked so I just made these up as I went along.

(Example of how easy it is to write and have warm hands while wearing fingerless gloves)

I was rather attracted to the Fetching pattern that everyone seems to be knitting now, but the yarn I had on hand didn’t quite seem…. delicate enough for such a pretty pattern. Actually, the only yarn I had on hand was my brown cone yarn I talked about a few entries back. I tend to have a very limited stash – unlike just about every other knitter I’ve talked to, I usually only buy yarn when I have a project I want to make. My stash consists of the yarn I have left over when I’m done said project, which in most cases isn’t enough to make anything substantial. I really wanted these in purple, but I was too impatient to wait until I went out and bought some purple yarn, so I worked with what I had, and this is what I had. It’s okay, I like brown too.

Scrunched up gloves pre-washing

I can’t tell you what kind of yarn this is. It’s wool, and it came from a Webs closeout sale. Seeing as it’s cone yarn, it was covered in all that weird yarn goo, which kind of freaked me out when washing:

Find the gloves – or at least find my finger tips….

Nice normal gloves post-washing

In other news, the weather here is driving everyone crazy. Please note: it is WINTER. Where I live, the summers are very hot and the winters are quite cold (I don’t want to say very cold because we really don’t have much of an argument compared to upstate NY or Canada, but we can expect a foot or two of snow and average temperatures in the 30s or 40s). This winter has been more like spring, on Christmas it was in the 60s, and one day last week it was actually 72 degrees! Of course, this week we’re back in the low 40s. So everyone here is very, very confused. And now I’m going to visit family for a week in Florida, just to make everything a bit more confusing….


Blogger beckie said...

My stash also consists of leftovers. I wish I had more but my husband looks at what I have now and make little comments. Grr on him!
I love the gloves!

1/11/2007 10:47:00 AM


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