Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Toasty Hands

This past weekend celebrated the Queen's Birthday in NZ, meaning Monday was a holiday, so we headed over the hill to the Wairarapa to stay in a cottage for a couple of days. I decided not to cart my sewing machine over to Martinborough so I didn't make any progress on the quilt, but I did finish some fingerless mitts to match my scarf.





My first pair of "proper" fingerless mitts (other pairs I've knitted have just been a tube with a hole left for the thumb. I used this pattern (here's the Ravelry link), which I highly recommend - straight-forward and fairly simple. Next time I might make them slightly longer to keep my wrists a bit warmer. I think these will get a lot of use - I can keep my hands warm and still type in my cold office, or operate my ipod while walking to the bus stop, or sew in my freezing sewing room...

6 comments:

sweetp said...

They are lovely. They look nice and warm too

Heart Felt said...

Hope you enjoyed your trip! Sorry we didn't put on better weather for you. Lovely gloves!

Melissa said...

lovely gloves! i adore that style. it's just the best for functionality plus warmth. that yarn is so nice- keira has a jacket knitted from it. :)

The Stitching Surgeon said...

love the mitts! don't you love fingerless mitts???

spinningayarn said...

Lovely mitts. I've been wanting to make something like this so thanks for the link to the pattern. I like your version without the crazy fun fur!!!

Hollabee said...

yum they look so snuggly, must learn to knit