There are items of clothing that I don’t “get”. I’m sure it’s the same for everyone. I know my boys don’t get the purpose of hats or slippers and my husband thinks polo necks were designed to be worn only by models in the ’70s. I heartily disagree with them all but my item was most definitely fingerless gloves. I remember making a pair in the ’80s when they were all the rage. I wore it half-heartedly and all I got was sweaty palms and icy fingers. I’ve safely avoided them since then.
That is until I had an email from Valerie at Valerie Baber Designs that I have won a pair of her Urban Flair Lace Hand-warmers AND that I had a choice of colours!
It’s always thrilling to receive someone else’s handiwork. It reminds me of being knitted for when I was younger. It is very special to have something made just for you. My beautiful hand-warmers arrived. Thank you so much Valerie.
Around the same time, I held a few knitting loom workshops and one of the ladies made these.
And I’ve got to admit, I was a little covetous. This also coincided with my having to travel for a few weeks for work (not yarn related I’m afraid) and I had cold hands. However each time I’d put my gloves on, the phone would ring, or I’d need to consult the map or take a ticket out for a tram. There was just no way to keep on those gloves. I recalled that I had a few “stray” skeins of yarn just in the right weight and colour to make up some fingerless gloves as soon as I got home. So here they are.
They were made with one skein of Adriafil Mistero (chunky) on the smallest (blue) knitting loom in about hour and half. I finished off with a crochet edging. I love the gentle change of colours. And the warmth!
I used e-wrap throughout, 30 rows to the thumb and then 12 rows after.
So my conversion is complete. Thanks so much Valerie.