Problems and Solutions

Problem: I have perpetually cold hands. I hate wearing mittens, and I often need non-slippery fingertips. I spend a lot of time in ice rinks this time of year and while I wear hockey gloves when I’m on the ice, I have trouble holding a cup of coffee while wearing them off the ice (ha!).

Solution: fingerless mitts.

fingerless mitt
just starting the thumb gusset now

Problem: I hate making the same thing twice but I have two cold hands, not one.

Solution: An intentionally mis-matched pair of mitts. I haven’t picked the pattern for the second mitt yet.

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10 Comments so far

  1. Kara on September 27th, 2007

    Mis-matched mitts…brilliant! I am in suspense to see what you pick for the second one.

  2. kelp! on September 27th, 2007

    Mismatched mitts, huh? Sounds like a good solution to one’s second-object issues. I think my fetchings are one of my most-worn knitted items, thanks to overly A/C-ed workplaces around these parts.

  3. stacey on September 28th, 2007

    Great idea!!!! Gives you a chance to try out a couple of different patterns! Love the color combo. Those will be some smashing mitts!

  4. Dawn on September 28th, 2007

    I’m enjoying the look of this first mitt.

  5. SheCrochets on September 28th, 2007

    I like the purple and green together! Can’t wait to see the pair of mis-matched mitts (?). That doesn’t seem to make sense! :-)

  6. Sara on September 28th, 2007

    ooh, i love purple and green together. can’t wait to see the mitts!

  7. gleek on September 28th, 2007

    definitely great choices with the colors!

  8. Julie on September 29th, 2007

    Ooh lovely! Do your fingernails turn blue like mine do when my hands are cold too?

  9. Liz on October 4th, 2007

    Oh, those colors look great! Can’t wait to see how they look.

  10. Steph on October 4th, 2007

    I’ve been thinking about casting on a pair of fingerless mitts in preparation for the looming winter. They would be my first ever. Are you working from a pattern?