Friday 27 January 2012

Yarn doctor's orders

It's so lovely to be here in the sanctuary of my little blog space, I have had a full on busy busy day at work and am pleased to be in the comfort of this space where I can switch off from the complexities work can bring :0)

Did the sun shine bright in your part of the world today? It was glorious here on the South East Coast of England and one of the many joys of my job is working in the community and driving from place to place where I can soak up the day whilst doing my job. It also gave the opportunity to stop for 10 minutes and eat my lunch on a bench on a little patch of green with bare Winter trees where I could just breathe in all the surroundings. 

I had my camera with me and thought why not take a few snaps of my new crochet fingerless gloves I made yesterday? I have 3 pairs of gloves but seem to have lost misplaced the second one of each pair , so I thought I'd hook up some sumptuous pink ones from my stash.

They are ever so warm and cosy and fun and have kept my mitts warm today. I started off with good intentions of following the pattern from this book which I was given for Christmas but soon found myself doing my own thing. If you have ever made crochet fingerless gloves you know how easy it is to "do your own thing" once you get going as it's a basic tunnel you are creating for your hands to slip into. I did a mixture of dc and tr stitches to accommodate for wrist and fingers respectively.

I did, however, find the pattern really useful for helping to create a thumb space which now looks so easy but I couldn't figure out for myself yesterday?! 

All in all I'm rather pleased with these bright and pretty in pink hand warmers. It was soooooo good to do some crochet again after all my recent knitting projects. I had almost finished knitting Alice's first sock when I got bored (oops...) and needed some instant gratification, the only kind that crochet can give you and this quick and easy and "happy with the end result" project was just what the yarn doctor ordered!

Here's wishing you all a marvellous weekend 


  1. I like them in all their wonderful sugary pinkness!

  2. What wonderful gloves - my eldest thinks they're gorgeous too.

  3. Lovely gloves, I've made some for others but not for myself, with a bIt of a cold snap this week, I'm fairly tempted to make some, almost a guarantee for unforcasted sunshine next week! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  4. Its been sunny but very cold here today in the South West of England. But i have been home in doors all day pottering. Your gloves are gorgeous you made them so quickly, such a lovely colour to. Have a lovely weekend. dee x

  5. Lovely wristwarmers, but I needed proper gloves here today - rain, hail and thunder & lightening just about sums up the weather we've had up north today! Wishing you a great weekend.

  6. You must have a super duper camera to take such clear photos......xx

  7. It's called second sock syndrome! And is one of the reasons I don't knit socks.

    I'm knitting mitts, you're crocheting them ... there must be something in the air!

  8. I think these are very cute and pink makes them extra girlie. Enjoy the weekend!

  9. I love, love, love your gloves!! Just gorgeous. I can't for the life of me work out how to make the thumb hole so am going to have to resort to a pattern. I've been trying to nut it out in my head and it's just not happening. I'm glad you said it's easy once you know how!! Have a fab weekend hon.

  10. They are so cute! I made some a couple of years ago but I crocheted a square and then sewed it together leaving a gap for the thumb. Your method is so much better though. X

  11. Lovely wristwarmers. Sounds like a lovely stop off which was much needed.

    Hope all will be well with you when you start next job and you manage to find the balance. I appreciated your last comments Penelope. I would say you sound much more dedicated to your work than me, so I guess you'll be fine. For me I begrudged giving up that extra day and as I earn emough to keep us safe in the other days I work I knew I could make that choice. Guess that's why we'll never be financially rich, but rich in all the other ways.

    Have a good week.


  12. Oooh, raspberry pink again! I do love that shade. Those little wrist warmers look really cosy and warm. I tried to get over the second sock syndrome by starting a second sock in another yarn so that once I had done that, the first yarn would be fresh and so on, but I've run out of time and just have two odd socks at the moment!
    Have a lovely week, keep warm!
    Penny xxx

  13. Gorgeous pink mitts! They look lovely. I know what you mean about the instant gratification that only crochet can give.. I've been knitting a lot more recently and really notice the extra time it take to finish a project!

    Ashley xxx

  14. Very pretty, although I find them a must for indoors at the moment when I'm typing - I need full gloves when I'm out. The graduated shades look lovely. x

  15. Aaahhhhh a bit of sunshine. It makes all the difference and lifts the mood no end though we did have some snow today so just grey here at the moment.

    I love your gloves.

    Nina x