Fingerless Glove Drama Continues

Blogged under Finished Projects by Tammy on Monday 21 May 2012 at 8:48 am

Pictured is glove one of what will be two for a pair of fingerless gloves I’ve been battling for, gee, how long? Generally, it looks okay from a distance and to the untrained eye, but in reality, this thing is full of boo-boos. One major issue is that the first few rows are too tight. I can wriggle my way into the thing, but not at all gracefully. I’m guessing that somehow I twisted the first row, which the pattern warns you not to do, and so my sock yarn is not stretchy like it should be in that spot. Luckily, though, I can get it on (without cutting off my circulation) and the rest fits fine.

So I was about to start the second glove of this pair, but first I had to show off my accomplishment to my DH, who normally just nods with approval since I am like a little kid who has to show him every single thing I make. This time, however, he started asking me questions about it: Why are there no fingers? What is the point? Does it really keep you warm?

I went on to explain the merits of fingerless gloves, and unbelievably, this brought him around to asking me to make him a pair. Seriously? My DH wants me to crochet him something? This is the same man who does not own a sweater, who wears a denim jacket and shorts when it is 30 degrees outside, and who has worn the hat I made him probably two times. But, of course, how can I say no?

I told him once I finished the second glove for this pair his would be next, and I also explained how because of the size of the needle, the thin yarn, and the fact that most stitches are made in the back loops, I was basically going blind making these, but non-the-less, he would get a pair from me someday.

I went off and started glove number two, but I could not remember if I had made myself the large or the small size. I though for sure it was the large because I had highlighted the numbers on the pattern, and I wanted to make sure this time that the first few rows weren’t twisted and not able to stretch. So I was super careful not to twist anything and decided to make my stitches a little on the lose side just in case.

Of course, you can probably guess that I did not make the large size and that my lose stitches meant that after doing about two inches of stitches I realized this thing was way too big for me. But, wait! I ran to DH and asked him to put the two inches I had over his hand to see if it would fit, and it did! I also made sure he was fine with the yarn color. So this means I am now making him a pair, and hopefully, at some point, my orphan glove will have a mate some day.

2 Comments »

  1. Comment by Beth Peterson — May 21, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    😀 Thanks for being brave enough, Tammy, to share that you aren’t perfect!!! Makes the rest of us breath easier, LOL. These make *great* gifts for those who have arthritis in their hands and wrists — keeps the area warm but doesn’t interfere with tasks like typing or writing. (Think Christmas, folks!!) 😀

  2. Pingback by The Crafty Princess Diaries » Fingerless Guy Glove Success — June 12, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    […] Per my husband’s request, here is fingerless glove for guys number 1. And it turned out pretty well. Hopefully, number 2 glove will work out fine as well. In fact, if it does, I’m thinking of making a bunch of these for all the guys on my holiday gift list. We shall see. These definitely take more work than loom hats. However, once I make a few I should be able to remember the pattern better, and you can get a lot of gloves off of one skein of sock yarn. […]

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