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Title: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 15, 2011, 07:43:04 pm
I started knitting a pair of wristwarmers last week for myself and ten pairs later I may get to keep these ones.

I made up the pattern myself (very very simple)

If anyone would like the pattern or if a non knitter they would like a pair please ask.

They are great for working with the animals on colder mornings and I'm working on a pattern for a pop over finger cover
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 15, 2011, 11:15:11 pm
Sounds like a brilliant idea.  I tend to push my sleeves up, as I hate them flapping around, and then my wrists get cold.  I'd love the pattern, please. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 16, 2011, 08:40:18 am
I do the same and that is why I wanted some but the shop firstly are expensive and they are sparkly wools and never seem to be what I want.

I have PM'd you the pattern if it isn't clear please tell me.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: katie on October 16, 2011, 12:39:44 pm
I'd love the pattern too, please! I'm looking for quick, small things to knit so that I can do them in between everything else - and so I don't get bored!
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 16, 2011, 04:14:20 pm
I have PM'd you Katie.

I am doing stripy ones with some ends of balls of wool. 5 rows of each colour and they look fab.

I maybe slow but I have just found bamboo needles and they are really easy to knit with
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: colliewoman on October 16, 2011, 08:08:06 pm
i've just been taught how to knit and i am knitting wristwarmers on bamboo needles too!! :thumbsup:
we should compare piccies (when i've finished mine next july ::))
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 16, 2011, 08:29:44 pm
I don't knit during the summer just on the dark nights, I must get some crochet hooks and start some of that again too I used to enjoy it when I was younger
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Shnoowie on October 16, 2011, 10:56:12 pm
Could you PM me the pattern too, please?  I'd like to get back into knitting and this is a very useful project!
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Fleecewife on October 16, 2011, 10:58:49 pm
Me too please ellisr  :bouquet:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 16, 2011, 11:36:31 pm
Sounds like we'llall have warm wrists this winter.  ;)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on October 17, 2011, 10:09:10 am
I don't suppose you could post the pattern on here?  There seem to be a lot of us wanting it!  (If you don't want to post it, please pm it to me too!  Ta!)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 17, 2011, 10:11:32 am
I am not posting it but giving it to individuals as I am actually selling the pattern to others in my shops but thought I would give it free to the 'family' on here
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Fleecewife on October 17, 2011, 10:14:38 am
Thank you ellisr for sending me my copy  :wave:.  I will have a pair of them knitted up in no time and they will be a comfort to wear as I'm feeling a bit under the weather at the moment.  It is so kind of you to share.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 17, 2011, 10:22:30 am
If you knit them a bit longer and set the thumb hole back to 10cms they coming right up your fingers and you can fold them back when busy, just another idea on the pattern whilst I was playing.

This is my personal pair for plodding about in, I have a longer pair for working outside with
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on October 17, 2011, 06:23:39 pm
I am not posting it but giving it to individuals as I am actually selling the pattern to others in my shops but thought I would give it free to the 'family' on here
Well bless you for that  :bouquet:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Fleecewife on October 18, 2011, 11:57:39 pm
I'm halfway up my second one.  I can never follow a pattern religiously so I have done mine in K2P2 rib and have made a little bit for my thumbs, as that is the sorest joint from all my spinning etc.
I love them  :) :)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 19, 2011, 09:02:51 am
I love it when a pattern develops. I think sometimes we just read a pattern to give us ideas and then run from our own minds with the rest.

I think this pattern is good for beginners to follow and the more seasoned knitter to play with..
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: pikilily on October 19, 2011, 11:42:45 am
ooooh how easy is it??  I am not a knitter at all, but that sounds like a bit of fun...to while away the dark evenings!

OH will roll his eyes...another project !!!

Could i get a copy too??? and any handy hints for non knitters!
Emma T xx
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 19, 2011, 11:50:23 am
PM'd you.

If you get Simply knitting magazine this month it has clear tips with pictures in it (and a lovely set of free darning needles)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: manian on October 19, 2011, 07:38:52 pm

Could i get a copy too??? and any handy hints for non knitters!
Emma T xx

i read this as 'handy hints for non knickers!!!!!!!' :o

my mind boggled........ ;D

Mx
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 19, 2011, 10:45:06 pm
Manian, what sort of mind do you have?   ;)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 19, 2011, 10:47:14 pm
Ellisr you are really kind to give your pattern to us but I know what you mean about family.  I've only been here a short while but it does feel like a big family.  ;D
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Penninehillbilly on October 19, 2011, 11:13:34 pm
a - I'm glad someone else sometimes reads things wrong the first time,  ;D
and
b - could I have a copy as well ellisr? mum taught me to knit but I never did master 'casting on', but if it keeps fingers warm for when I milk the goats:o, I'm sure they will appreciate it  ;D

(I love this family as well :thumbsup: )
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Tilly on October 20, 2011, 08:06:50 am

.....I`ts a bit chilly this morning for "non knickers" ... ;D ;D ;D
  Tilly--(http://serve.mysmiley.net/happy/happy0207.gif) (http://www.celebrityfashionarchive.com)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 20, 2011, 10:23:35 am
PM's sent, if I have missed anyone please give me a nudge.

I would love to hear about any variations of these as well it is just great to see things evolve and others ideas
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Rich/Jan on October 20, 2011, 11:38:30 am
what a brilliant idea - I have just finished plying up some wool I have spun and would love a copy of the pattern to knit some for my OH.  I am in France and with the winterv fast approaching need an excuse to sit in front of the log burner and still feel I am doing something useful.   ;) ;)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 20, 2011, 11:49:51 am
Your pattern is on PM Rich/Jan.

Enjoy your knitting infront of the fire :D
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on October 20, 2011, 01:20:39 pm
PM's sent, if I have missed anyone please give me a nudge.

Me please!  :D :wave:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 20, 2011, 01:26:11 pm
I'm so sorry hun got a tad over whelmed ;D
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Rich/Jan on October 20, 2011, 02:05:24 pm
thanks so much
  I have plied a bobbin of black ouessant fleece with a white fleece to make a tweed effect so the mittens should look good.  I also have some angora / mohair that I spun so might make some for myself.  You have inspired me to start knitting again and that takes some doing.  I think because it is a small project  I will be able to do it quickly whereas a long bum length jumper takes a tad longer.  Thanks again - Jan.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 20, 2011, 02:09:35 pm
I love knitting small things but would rather use my loom for larger things
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on October 20, 2011, 03:59:39 pm
thanks so much
You have inspired me to start knitting again and that takes some doing.  I think because it is a small project  I will be able to do it quickly whereas a long bum length jumper takes a tad longer.  Thanks again.

Me too.  Thanks  :bouquet:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: pikilily on October 20, 2011, 05:13:08 pm
no knitting for me for a while - just broken my pinky!!! Owwwww !!! :( :( :(

anyone want to practice by knitting me a pinky warmer  ;D ;D
Emma T
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on October 20, 2011, 09:17:14 pm
Emma T, I think we need to knit you a sling to catch yourself in when you fall!  :D
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: dyedinthewool on October 20, 2011, 10:38:27 pm
Hi Ellisr,

Can i have a copy of your pattern please :wave: :wave:

I have arthritis in my hands/fingers so find they get stiff if its cold, these mitts sound just the thing and small enough that my hands would cope with the knitting bit.

Does anyone have any spare sheep or Alpaca wool they would be willing to sell me for this project.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 20, 2011, 11:32:06 pm
Emma T how did you manage to break your pinky?  sounds painful.  Hope it heals quickly.  :bouquet:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: pikilily on October 21, 2011, 06:28:52 pm
I slipped on the wet kitchen floor...the dogs had slopped their water all over the place....i was rushing to get the phone...and A over E i went smacked my elbow on the floor and my hand on the side of the counter.

Li'l pinky was at an angle to pulled it and twisted it back into some sort of shape.  i managed to get through the days work OK today  ??? ???!

Emma T
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 22, 2011, 01:56:00 pm
So glad I made these now it is blooming chilly today even in the house

Now just have to invent a nose warmer
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Rich/Jan on October 26, 2011, 05:50:12 pm
Just finish one glove for me and one bigger and longer for the OH.  Must get on with the other ones now - took me quite a while as the kitten kept trying to help - perhaps I should make her some - anyone got a pattern!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Chris H on October 26, 2011, 05:56:49 pm
Could I have a pattern please? I am just mastering knitting (well casting on) and these might be more exciting than the dishcloths I have been making!
Would any weight yarn suit best??
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Fleecewife on October 26, 2011, 07:17:23 pm
Hi Ellisr,

Can i have a copy of your pattern please :wave: :wave:

I have arthritis in my hands/fingers so find they get stiff if its cold, these mitts sound just the thing and small enough that my hands would cope with the knitting bit.

Does anyone have any spare sheep or Alpaca wool they would be willing to sell me for this project.

I meant to answer sooner.  I should have some spare yarn for you, no charge.  Do you have a favourite colour?  PM me your address and I will send it off.  They really do make a difference to stiff hands - I'm on my second pair.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 26, 2011, 08:40:46 pm
Could I have a pattern please? I am just mastering knitting (well casting on) and these might be more exciting than the dishcloths I have been making!
Would any weight yarn suit best??

I'll PM you the pattern. I have made the pattern for chunky yarn so it is a quick knit
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 27, 2011, 11:22:26 am


I meant to answer sooner.  I should have some spare yarn for you, no charge.  Do you have a favourite colour?  PM me your address and I will send it off.  They really do make a difference to stiff hands - I'm on my second pair.

I have just done a pair with a flap that comes over your finger ends but can be buttoned back out of the way and they are great if you are just needing to carry a bucket or sweep a path
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Bionic on October 27, 2011, 11:48:58 am
Ellisr,
The pair with the flap sound a good idea.  Do you have a pattern for them?

thanks
Sally
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on October 27, 2011, 12:00:00 pm
TBH I just picked up the stitches on the top of the glove  just below the knuckles and knitted the same pattern until it measured double the length of my fingers, cast off and sewed the sides together. I finger knitted a small chain and wove that into the top and sewed a button onto the wrist.

I hope that makes sense, but I will try and put it into a pattern over the weekend may have to do pictures with this one.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Bionic on October 27, 2011, 01:46:11 pm
Thanks Ellisr, yes it does make sense.  Can I have a copy of the original pattern please.

thanks
Sally
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 04, 2011, 02:00:33 pm
Sorry I haven't got round to working out a pattern for the flap as yet.

I started making some winter socks to see what the pattern was like and a friend has just ordered 5 pairs so a tad busy.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: fifixx on November 04, 2011, 05:19:34 pm
i'd love the pattern lease, just been thinking of getting the knitting needles out again!
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 05, 2011, 01:12:12 am
nobody (except me ) has posted photos of there interpretation of my pattern. I would love to see others creations :wave:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Fleecewife on November 05, 2011, 01:45:41 am
Have been meaning to take a photo of mine.  Busy tomorrow getting the tupping groups set up then should be free to get the camera out.  I would love to see others' too
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Hatty on November 05, 2011, 05:29:29 am
Hi ellisr  :wave:

could you pm me a copy of the pattern please, :bouquet:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: manian on November 05, 2011, 08:12:12 am
nobody (except me ) has posted photos of there interpretation of my pattern. I would love to see others creations :wave:

went into attic room to my knitting bag to get started ........... :o no needles or wool and just an empty bag.....
off today to get some more

Mx :thumbsup:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 05, 2011, 08:34:32 am
went into attic room to my knitting bag to get started ........... :o no needles or wool and just an empty bag.....
off today to get some more

Mx :thumbsup:

I bought a full new set of bamboo needles and must be honest they are fantastic to knit with, so I have now ordered a full set of circular needles in bamboo as well. Ebay has very reasonable prices on these sets
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Miss Piggy on November 05, 2011, 10:49:47 pm
Hi ellisr,
Iv'e caught the knitting bug too seeing all these posts. Please could I have a copy when you have a spare few mins. Thanks in anticipation  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Hatty on November 06, 2011, 10:18:19 am
Thank you for the pattern will post pics when I've got them done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: YorkshireLass on November 06, 2011, 11:45:31 am
Please may I have the pattern too?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 07, 2011, 12:39:49 am
I'll post as picture as soon as I've made them.  Still on matinee jacket for new granddaughter.  Found a mistake half way up which threw the whole pattern out so I had to unpick it and re knit.  >:(
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Smokin on November 07, 2011, 01:14:37 pm
 :wave: Hi, smokin's better half here! lol. have already got a few knitting projects lined up together with whats on my needles already, but would love a copy please - don't suppose you have one for ankle warmers as well?? 
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 07, 2011, 01:23:28 pm
I suppose I could work on one for ankle warmers, do you mean short leg warmers or stirrup like toesless/heel less socks?
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Smokin on November 07, 2011, 01:42:32 pm
Thank you Ellisr

from smokin's better half!  :wave:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Fleecewife on November 09, 2011, 05:47:20 pm
Here are my wrist warmers - one long and one short pair.  The short ones have extra stitches worked to enclose the thumb, but with the longer ones I simply sewed a spot on the top casting off between the thumb and forefinger, so in both pairs the main thumb joint is covered.
When I make more I will knit them on four needles so there is no seam.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: manian on November 09, 2011, 07:32:47 pm
I suppose I could work on one for ankle warmers, do you mean short leg warmers or stirrup like toesless/heel less socks?

ooooohhhhh yes please      stirrup ones,....... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Mx
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Hatty on November 09, 2011, 08:01:08 pm
looks like I'm going to have to get sheep and learn to spin lol  ;D ;D can't find anywhere in our town that sells wool  :'( :'(
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 09, 2011, 11:24:55 pm
Fleecewife they look great.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on November 09, 2011, 11:53:07 pm
looks like I'm going to have to get sheep and learn to spin lol  ;D ;D can't find anywhere in our town that sells wool  :'( :'(

Ach, I'm originally from Walsall and there are no saddlers there anymore; everyone in Newcastle buys Russian coal ...  ::)

Anyways, life in the 21st Century being as it is, there seem to be plenty of online retailers.  I can't yet vouch for any of these but they may be of interest:

http://www.celticove.com/acatalog/Discount_Clearance_Yarns.html (http://www.celticove.com/acatalog/Discount_Clearance_Yarns.html)
http://www.blacksheepwools.com/index.html (http://www.blacksheepwools.com/index.html)
http://www.purplelindacrafts.co.uk/sale-packs-of-wool-and-yarn-469-c.asp (http://www.purplelindacrafts.co.uk/sale-packs-of-wool-and-yarn-469-c.asp)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Hatty on November 10, 2011, 08:51:10 am
Thanks Sally  :thumbsup:

I really like the look of some of the stuff on the sites, but don't tell my OH  ;D ;D  as I quite fancy some wooly friends :sheep:  :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:  ::)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 10, 2011, 09:55:30 am
looks like I'm going to have to get sheep and learn to spin lol  ;D ;D can't find anywhere in our town that sells wool  :'( :'(

Try ebay as well there are reasonable prices. I am lucky as there is a wool lady that does the market on a weekend up at our local livestock market, she sells cheap and cheerful wool that is great for wristwarmers, hats and scarfs to work around the holding. I do buy special wools in so that I can make things to sell and nice 'posh' things for going out.

Fleecewife I am loving your wristwarmers and yes you can knit on 3 or 4 needles but that is a bit complex for beginners and that is who the pattern was aimed at originally. I am working on more patterns for beginners as I remember a friend really struggling with patterns as they said beginner but didn't explain the abbreviations or how to complete that stitch, so I was thinking of some pictures to show people some of the stitches included in the pattern
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Tilly on November 10, 2011, 10:49:23 am

..... the wrist warmers look great Fleecewife ,I love the short multi coloured ones" very trendy"  and would make smashing Christmas gifts :xmas:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: YorkshireLass on November 11, 2011, 06:45:21 pm
I remember a friend really struggling with patterns as they said beginner but didn't explain the abbreviations or how to complete that stitch, so I was thinking of some pictures to show people some of the stitches included in the pattern

Yes please!!! Your pattern is the first that I can understand on first reading  :thumbsup:
I'm afraid my wristwarmers may only emerge in about February...  :-\
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 12, 2011, 04:51:51 pm


Yes please!!! Your pattern is the first that I can understand on first reading  :thumbsup:
I'm afraid my wristwarmers may only emerge in about February...  :-\

I have any easier quicker pattern for wrist warmers if you can find super chunky wool. If so PM me and I'll give you some details to get your handwarm by the end of tomorrow
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: YorkshireLass on November 12, 2011, 11:49:58 pm
Aww thank you but it's not the pattern, it's the tools (I'm now working one handed. Don't worry - other hand is still attached!)  :bouquet:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Plantoid on November 13, 2011, 01:09:18 am
I've once or twice  got a pair  of well darned  and reholed holed long woollen wellie socks before now and cut the foot off  , carefully picked back till I can get a full run through without breaks , over stitched it all with wool and then sewn the finger and thumb holes in .
My lass called them my " tramps gloves" but as they were well up past my forearms I wasn't bothered .
 I never got on with the partial finger glove for some strange reason , suppose it was that the finger bit always got pushed  back into the joint and as my hand curled round handles it made lifting things a bit difficult.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Rich/Jan on November 13, 2011, 06:54:53 am
Hi - I have made three pairs - one for me and two for OH.  He has big hands so I just casted on a few extra stitches.  Simples!!.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 13, 2011, 08:29:18 am
I love it because they are simples.

I have just finished a super chunky cabled pair that are very funky/grunge. It is amazing the different looks you can get from different wools/colours and pattern from a basic idea.

It is something I can make for my shops that I don't get bored with because I can change them very quickly and a simple cowl to go with them makes a lovely set.
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 13, 2011, 11:46:56 am
Funky grungy wristwarmers with organic cable design
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Bionic on November 13, 2011, 01:40:16 pm
oooh, those look nice
Sally
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on November 13, 2011, 02:04:45 pm
Just finished a plain pair from the same soft wool and now doing a cowl in moss stitch.

No rest for the wicked as the stock in my shops is moving very quickly mainly to the US. I have a good few packages to post on Monday now
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on December 11, 2011, 10:01:44 pm
Anybody now wanting the pattern it is available via my blog http://cutletcountrycrafts.blogspot.com/2011/12/wrist-warmers-pattern.html (ftp://cutletcountrycrafts.blogspot.com/2011/12/wrist-warmers-pattern.html)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on December 11, 2011, 11:17:21 pm
Just finished my second pair this evening, ellisr - BH won't wear his, he says they're too nice to get them dirty and stinking of silage!   ::)
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on December 12, 2011, 06:08:21 am
Knit him 2 pairs and tale one pair outside and drop into a puddle
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: jaykay on December 12, 2011, 07:24:54 am
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BH won't wear his, he says they're too nice to get them dirty and stinking of silage
My mum had this problem with my Dad-he won't wear things she knits him to work in, in case he spoils them and then they don't get worn at all and she gets upset  :-\
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on December 12, 2011, 08:56:01 am
Knit him 2 pairs and tale one pair outside and drop into a puddle

LOL!  So, that's sorted what's next to knit... better start before my Twisted Sisters Socks book arrives...!
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on December 12, 2011, 08:57:44 am
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BH won't wear his, he says they're too nice to get them dirty and stinking of silage
My mum had this problem with my Dad-he won't wear things she knits him to work in, in case he spoils them and then they don't get worn at all and she gets upset  :-\
Eggs-actly.  So ... no solution has been found in your family, wonder if ellisr's idea will work...  I'll have three pairs for myself if not!  :D
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: ellisr on December 12, 2011, 09:35:34 am
Well my OH wouldn't wear them as they don't keep his fingers warm and doesn't want any like mine with the little pop over finger cover, so my answer was 'Well freeze'
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Fleecewife on December 12, 2011, 11:07:31 am
Knit him 2 pairs and tale one pair outside and drop into a puddle

LOL!  So, that's sorted what's next to knit... better start before my Twisted Sisters Socks book arrives...!

 :wave: Oh let me know what you think of the book  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: SallyintNorth on December 12, 2011, 02:28:21 pm
Knit him 2 pairs and tale one pair outside and drop into a puddle

LOL!  So, that's sorted what's next to knit... better start before my Twisted Sisters Socks book arrives...!

 :wave: Oh let me know what you think of the book  :thumbsup:

Will do  :thumbsup:  :wave:  Most likely will be asking for help interpreting - it's been a long time since I used to knit and all I've done so far this time around is the wrist warmers!  Casting on and off seemed to be like riding a bike but I'm not sure I'll remember all the annotations and abbreviations - or even how to do some of the fancier things.  It's exciting getting back into it though! :D
Title: Re: knitting wrist warmers/fingerless gloves
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on December 13, 2011, 12:04:21 am
Good luck Sally.  :thumbsup: