First I thought about buying a pair of those gloves that look like the fingers have been cut off. I Googled "fingerless gloves" and found tons of them available online, but wondered how all that extra fabric between my fingers would feel and if it would throw off my finger placement on the keyboard. We all know how frustrating it is to have typos and I certainly don't need any help making them. So I nixed that idea.
Then I saw a crochet pattern for a set of fingerless MITTENS.
COOLNESS, I thought. They're just like the gloves only instead of individual finger holes, they just have one large opening for your fingers and a small one for your thumb. I printed the pattern, grabbed some scrap yarn I had and went to work. Here's what I made.
Keep in mind I have fat hands, and the yarn is kinda bulkie, but I like them. See the cute little buttons and beads I added with that fun fuzzy yarn? And they even pad my wrists and arms from the laptop and lift my hands up so I don't get that carpal tunnel thingy. Even better.
So you'd think I would stop there, right? Um . . . you don't know me well at all, do you? I'm going to make me a couple more sets, probably with thinner yarn. And I Googled "fingerless mittens" and HOLY WOW, there's some cute ones out there. (Beware if you Google them yourself, there are some pics online of lacy ones where the model is wearing ONLY the mittens. EEK!)
Here's some I really liked:
I don't knit, so can't make these, but love them anyway.
I love the lacy pattern. NICE!
These are AWESOME! More for looks I think, but still love them.
Very Fun. Would wear these anywhere, not just to work in.
Cute, but not as fun as the others. I think in white they'd get dirty too fast.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE these.
Totally a fashion statement here. But I'd wear them with the right outfit.
Accessorized! Now that's cool!!
And my all time favorites. I could totally wear these with an outfit.
I've come to love these silly mittens so much, that I could see them becoming a part of my personal label. Can you see me wearing these to book signings? People would wonder what I was hiding under them. Or maybe I'd just wear it on one hand and start a new fad like Michael Jackson. Nah, that would just be silly.
So what do you think? Do you like them? Could you pull them off as a fashion statement?