Thursday, October 29, 2009

Crocheting in the cold

I wear cold-weather crochet gloves! The last of the soccer games last weekend were very, very chilly. Bundled up on the bleachers, I sat down to crochet. Good thing I remembered to bring my special crochet gloves with me! These are just super inexpensive $2 gloves from the grocery. Ya know, the kind that start out really tiny but stretch to fit just about anyone? I have modified them to allow me to crochet. I put the gloves on, then began to crochet noting all the places my hands need to touch and tension the yarn...then I cut those parts off. For me, being right handed, I cut off the left index finger at the big joint, and also the pinkie of the left hand (for tension). On the right hand, the thumb and index fingers are cut off. It might be different for you and as you can see the two gloves are different. This makes crocheting in the cold bearable. Still, I tense up when I'm cold so I have to watch my gauge! Welcome new followers!

5 comments:

CrochetDad said...

Great Idea! Those fingerless versions would leave too much needlessly exposed. I picked up several pair awhile back from JoAnn's when they were $1 a pair.

Susan said...

Good Idea... They remind me of the fingerless I make..:-)

Sara said...

I wear wrist warmers that I've crocheted/tunisian crocheted and they keep my hands nice and toasty. Cute post!

Unique2wh0 said...

How smart is that!!!

Goldibug said...

LOVE this idea! I like the fingerless ones for indoors but for outside your idea is wonderful!