Monday, February 18, 2013

Keeping Those Hands Warm

In Canada, in February, warm knuckles are CRUCIAL. It seems as though no matter how much lotion you slather on your chilly paws, you just can't keep up with the dry, dry skin that ensues.

Pair some lotion with some fingerless gloves however? And you just might have a solution to your dry/cracked hands problem. (Gross- I know. But there are many gross facts of life out there. Blech!).

Nail Colour- RBG in shade 'Red'

I know that these gloves probably look familiar. And that's because... it wasn't too long ago that you saw another pair right on this here blog.

But after seeing my friend Tara churn through many-a-pair in this beautiful yarn (not only beautiful to look at, but also SO beautiful to knit with!), I couldn't contain myself.

I cast on, and before I knew it, a new pair of fingerless mitts had just fallen off of my needles.

Two by two ribbing and hand painted merino with 20% alpaca.




Pattern- Churchmouse Yarns and Teas Ferryboat Mitts
Yarn- Misti Alpaca Handpainted Worsted in the shade 'Flora'
Needles- 4mm DPN

So if you don't have a pair yet.

What are you waiting for?

Surely you don't want to end up like this guy.

Do you?


Anonymous said...

Seeing these toasty mitts makes me want to abandon my scarf and start on some fingerless mitts. It is COLD out there!!

ms.tee.kay said...

Beautiful mitts and nails (sigh, I envy your nails!)

Michelle said...

Oooo! These look toasty and warm.

Anonymous said...

I think I have some toasty alpaca that would make a lovely pair of these. And your nails DO look marvellous.

Sarah said...

They look awesome! Glad to hear your knuckles are surviving the chill!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Fingerless mitts are one of my favorite instant gratification projects!

Susan said...

It's good to know this works for you, in terms of dry hands. I keep wanting to make some fingerless gloves to help with my dry hands too, but I keep convincing myself it won't help because there are no fingers.