My friend Lara has some sort of special and obviously weird party to attend this week. She asked me if I could make her a pair of pink mohair fingerless gloves to complete her outfit. I said No, sorry, I can’t work with mohair, can’t even look at it, brings me out in the itchies. But maybe I can come up with something better? And I also told her that I do not wish to know what the rest of her outfit consists of, because it’s obviously something kinky and I don’t need TMI about the private lives of my friends.
I used Elle Fauxy by Saprotex in raspberry pink and mixed it with an acrylic no-name double knit to give it substance.
I looked for a pattern for fingerless gloves on the internet and found this on a lovely blog called I am what I knit: Handwarmers. I adjusted the pattern for the bulky yarn I was working with and used very fat needles, and so the result is nothing at all like the original!
This is how they turned out:
But Lara loves them! I was out and about in Rondebosch yesterday so I met her outside her office at Middle Campus to drop them off, and she seems genuinely thrilled with her furry fluffy raspberry warmers.
PS. Please note the beautiful blue sky behind her – this is how our winter is currently looking! It’s cold alright, but that clear sharp blue is enough to lift anyone’s spirits.
To be continued…