Fingerless Gloves from Inger

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14 years 10 months ago #698 by Toast
I received a wonderful parcel of handknitted fingerless gloves made by Inger to keep my fingers warm while I'm on the computer. The Farmlands ones were way too thick in the fingers for me to negotiate the keyboard.

They are wonderful and sooooooooooooooo warm!

Inger even knitted parts of them on her holiday in Samoa!

She's a real gem!

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14 years 10 months ago #49183 by GBpeter
Is that the same pair you were knitting at the Dexter AGM Inger :)

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14 years 10 months ago #49185 by maggies mum
Replied by maggies mum on topic Fingerless Gloves from Inger
How do 'fingerless' gloves keep your fingers warm!?? ;))

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14 years 10 months ago #49192 by Inger
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I'm glad you like them Toast. :) The wool was spun very thin so that I could use small needles. Small needles means finer stitches and a thiner fabric (not sure if that's the right word?). Which means its not bulky between the fingers. Very necessary when typing. Its the type of wool which make them warm. Its a bit hairy, so keeps the warm air in. They won't be very hard wearing though, so don't use them outside. :)

Yes Peter, they were the same gloves that I started at the Dexter AGM. It was a busy month in July, so I wasn't able sit down and knit much. :)

MM, they are actually half finger gloves. You knit them long enough to go over the first knuckle. It means that you can still do handcrafts because you have the tip of your fingers exposed, but the rest of your hands are kept warm. For typing, you can rest the heel of your hands on the keyboard and it isn't cold, because the wool insulates them.

Back a few centurys ago, they were quite common. If you've seen 'Last of the Summer Wine', the sceeming old lady in the second hand shop wears a pair quite often. (She used to be Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street last century). Useful to keep hands warm while working.

45 hectares between Whangarei and Paparoa
Herd of Registered Dexter cattle
New Hampshire Red poultry & Dorking poultry and Sicilian Buttercup poultry
Pilgrim Geese, Appleyard Ducks.
Polled Wiltshire Sheep, both black and white
An old Heading Dog called Lad and a cat called Pusscat,

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14 years 10 months ago #49206 by hilldweller
They're very good for people with OOS problems from keyboard use. I wouldn't be without mine.

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14 years 10 months ago #49207 by Inger
Replied by Inger on topic Fingerless Gloves from Inger
Yes, I guess they would be. I hadn't though of that.

45 hectares between Whangarei and Paparoa
Herd of Registered Dexter cattle
New Hampshire Red poultry & Dorking poultry and Sicilian Buttercup poultry
Pilgrim Geese, Appleyard Ducks.
Polled Wiltshire Sheep, both black and white
An old Heading Dog called Lad and a cat called Pusscat,

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