wrist warmers & fingerless gloves
It has been a while since I last shared any of my crochet projects with you and as I am at long last starting to feel like myself again, I thought it was about time! (Thank you for the kind comments on my last post, they were very appreciated.)
I am participating in the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 and I will get round to writing up a post about my blanket soon but for now I am focusing on much more wearable hooky endeavours.
I actually made myself this pair of wrist warmers way back in October(ish?) but have never quite got around to mentioning them.
I love them very, very much. They are made with scraps of merino yarn that was left over from this blanket. I made the pattern up as I went along using a seed stitch (or moss stitch it might be known else where?) and an improvised shell edging.
They are super soft, super warm and super colourful. Perfect.
After I made these my dear hubby requested his own, much more manly, pair. So with some chunkier wool yarn (Drops Alaska) in more masculine colours I set to it.
Once again I made it up as I went along, which became interesting when he decided he’d like some ‘fingerless’ fingers, if you catch my drift! This actually became even more ‘interesting’ when I ran out of the brown colour after finishing just one glove and had to wait some weeks before ordering more. Trying to reverse engineer my own made up pattern on those silly finger holes was somewhat headache inducing.
However, it was worth the effort as I love how they turned out and happily so does Vince!
I love making wearable crochet items, I am on a bit of a kick at the moment. Yesterday I actually whipped up some new house slippers for myself… which I LOVE. I will swing by hopefully tomorrow to show them off. If I can get some nice photos of them. Taking photos of your own feet in a flattering light is not easy!
Have you hooked up anything wearable lately? I’d love for you to share with us 🙂