It is that time of year again. When the promised arctic temps of the coming winter begin to whisper to us through the autumn leaves. The arthritis in my fingers begins to ache a bit more persistently.
If you have to spend hours each day at a keyboard (or with a crafty implement in your hands), you may enjoy the comfort provided by fingerless mitts/gloves. They enable you to be able to type but still warm the rest of your hand in the often drafty offices so many people work in. Heck, they are just cute!
The cream colored pair is crocheted in a wool/acrylic blend. The pattern is Mme Defarge's Fingerless Gloves by Kimberley Way. It is very quick to work up and the lace makes it stretchy so it will fit many different sized hands.
The rose colored pair is knit in Caron's Simply Soft. The pattern is Braided Mitts by Tera Johnson. This pair is warmer as there isn't any open work. They knit up quickly and I believe there is enough left in the skein for a cowl to accompany the mitts.
Now I think I will try my hand at designing a pair of these useful and attractive accessories. What are you working on?