Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mens Fingerless Mitts


I've been away from the computer for the past few days as I had a mishap... I was rotary-cutting some material the other day and got over zealous and ran over my left index finger. Major OUCH! I can't believe how much I NEED that finger! I mean, I know I need it, but wow, I REALLY need it! So, I've taken a few days off and nursed my finger and today it's feeling pretty good. At least I can type and bend it without excruciating pain and more bleeding.
I finished these fingerless mitts for my husband's birthday which is the 13th. I've tried really, really hard this year to stay in my budget for Christams and two birthdays and by golly, I'm doing it. Lots of work for me, but I love to hand make things, so it's O.K. I'm hoping that the mitts and special dinner of lobster (yuck for me, but he likes it) steak, and corn-on-the-cob, and home-made cake will be a nice gift for him. I'm thinking the mitts will be good for driving, yes?
I used the free pattern from here:
http://www.piece-by-piece.net/Knit/men_fingerless_mitts.htm I used a worsted weight yarn in Navy by Cascade Yarns. If I have time and my finger cooperates, I hope to make another pair for my dad's birthday on the 21st.
I have several other gifts to post in the next few days, so check back!

2 comments:

Amy Ekblad said...

I LOVE those mits! LOVE THEM. Hannah would be over the moon for them. :) Good job! And ouch on the finger!!! God bless!

My name is Cheryl said...

Sue,
Love those fingerless mitts! I am sure the hubs will love them and the surf and turf dinner.

Be careful with those rotary cutters. I am always a little leary when I use mine. They have some special quilting gloves out that you might want to check into. Take care of that finger and be careful!
BTW, I was able to get into my blog and post today. Was so excited that I have three posts up...so, go check it out.