Friday, November 30, 2007

FO: Opera-length Mermaid Fingerless Gloves

I didn't get fingerless gloves at first. What was the point of keeping your wrists warm while your fingers froze, I wondered. Then a couple of bloggers adapted the Pomatomus pattern for a few pair and they seemed so pretty, then another blogger pulled her mitts over her leather gloves for extra warmth and I was sold.

ETA:  Nail polish is Chanel Duo Platinum "Silver."

Nov 26 2007 022

Pomatomus Opera-Length Fingerless Gloves

They really are warm even without the leather gloves.

The Specs:
Pattern: Pomatomus adaption, EZ sewn bind off make the thumb more comfortable.
Yarn: Sundara Sock Yarn, "Black over Plum;" I used less than one skein. Knitting these seemed endless, so I'm done with the Pomatomus pattern for a while.

They've been finished forever, but it's hard to take a photo of your own arm in opera-length gloves. I haven't mastered posing in front of the camera before the timer goes off - frankly, I haven't tried. Styling it just right seems daunting and time consuming though I know many of y'all do it all the time, and well.

My laptop also went on the blink for a while. I borrowed one from work, but wasn't the same (my pix, my music, my aps, my bookmarks - you know). Dell replaced my monitor, motherboard, and hard drive. I had to buy an external hard drive to back up my data (no, I hadn't been doing that, but I will from now on cuz I had more shit on my computer than I thought!), install the operating system, drivers, and all my aps. Should have been plug and play, but it wasn't of course! Turned out OK: I saved all my data and the laptop works fine. Everything was under warranty except the monitor, but replacing that was far, far less than the cost of a new laptop.

Nancy's posts, cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and Ravelry's foodie group got me into food mode, so I've been reading food blogs. I think there are just as many of them as knitting blogs! And some good ones too. I have too many faves to list them all here. Let's start with Homesick Texan and The Traveler's Lunch Box. Y'all may be seeing some food pix soon.


  1. Those look great! I didn't get fingerless gloves at first either, but then I got some Fetchings in a swap, and now I love them! They're great for riding my bike in the spring and fall, and for working in my (un-heated on the evenings and weekends) office. Pomatamous looks great as armwarmers!

  2. Oh my, that nail color! It's gorgeous. OK, back to the gloves. Really lovely. The color looks great on you. And over the leather gloves, that's a hot look.

  3. Yeah I made some fingerless gloves and still don't "get them" HAHA! :op I only consider them my "inside" gloves.

    But I LOVE that you can put it over your gloves. Genuis!

    Haha! I have yet to try my self-timer as well and have no desire to learn as well! LOL

    Ooh I can't wait to see your food posts!

    So glad things are better with your computer now. And despite all the headaches thank goodness you still have your data and only had to pay for the monitor.

  4. those turned out gorgeous! the color looks beautiful against your skin. fabo work!

  5. it was fun to see these in person! We also enjoyed your company! Not that you were upstaged by your arm warmers, but they are distractingly beautiful.

    Can't wait to see what you'll be sporting when I see you next!

  6. Please, please can someone give me the pattern? I've knitted 7 damn pairs of the sox, but never been brave enough for gloves! So if you've got it handy please could you humour a fellow knitter and send it my way??????

  7. Tracey- I cast on for the Pomatomus sockson the Knitty site, knit until the gloves were the length I wanted from the end to the point at which I could create the thumb hole, followed directions for this thumbhole, then resumed knitting in the round. I did not knit fingers. Does that help?



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