I don't know if it's part and parcel of having Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or whether it's just one of those things, but in recent years I have struggled with being cold - hands and feet in particular. I have been known to wear bedsocks in June! To help with my hands I have found fingerless gloves a useful compromise between keeping warm but still being able to do things. I recently knitted this pair:
|The colour isn't terribly practical, but ...|
|... the yarn is more from my inherited stash and ...|
|... it feels good to be using it.|
Several years ago I knitted another pair of fingerless mittens, from a Sirdar pattern (9383). This was when I was really learning how to knit - more than just straight knit and purl stitches - and probably the first time I had ever cabled.
|I wear these ones at night now ...|
|... because the thumbs are too long for me to be able to use easily during the day.|
This is the seam of the most recent ones - a vast improvement!
And here you can really see the difference! It's good to look back and see how much I have learnt, and although I've been tempted at times to undo the seams on the first pair and sew them up neatly, I think it's good for me to have a reminder of how far I've come:
God willing, I'll be posting this on Ginny's Yarn Along later. Why not pop over and see what other people have been knitting!