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( Jun. 18th, 2011 06:20 pm)
I get both really cold hands and painful wrists and I found that fingerless gloves help with both of these (and are more comfortable than proper straps). In November I made a pair of Sweet Lifes from BFL which are wonderfully soft and cozy and kept me warm all winter while still allowing me to type (after I redid the bind-off to make it more stretchy).

The only problem with them is that they are very warm and when it got to summer and we were finally enjoying some sun, I found that I had a choice between sweating or getting painful wrists, especially problematic in exam season when I actually had to write things!

I decided I needed some fingerless gloves for summer and then The Yarn Yard uploaded a new bath of gorgeous hand dyed yarn and I was powerless to resist. So I had yarn but the next problem was which pattern to choose. I wanted it to be lacy to help reduce the over heating but I wanted it to be tight around the wrist to be supportive. The yarn is a lovely intense crimson so I didn't think leaves or anything too nature based would look right and I had the age old experience of nothing being quite right. (Or maybe I'm just fussy and indecisive...)

So after exams were over and I'd finished a few other projects I found an edging I liked in Knitted Lace of Estonia and thought I would start with that and see what happened. And so I knit and knit, and put in a placeholder for the thumb, knit some more, and changed to a more ribbed pattern for the cuff. Then I went back to the thumb and after trying several different methods decided I had put the placeholder in the wrong place and the thumb would always want to point backwards. This is what happens when you make things up as you go along!

Anyway, I decided to put the first glove on the naughty step and do the second glove first, or something along those lines that makes more sense. Now I have one finished glove, thumb included.

With the pointed top and narrower cuff, I think it looks like a room at the top of a tower. The pattern will therefore be called Turret.


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