I've been working on these gloves on and off since Christmas. I find that somehow projects for me get bumped, in favour of projects for other people. Despite making a New Year's Resolution last year to craft more for me, I still find myself easily distracted by making gifts. Somehow it's easier to justify time spent in front of the TV knitting when it's a present for a friend's baby, as opposed to a sweater for me. It feels like if I'm just knitting for me, I should really be spending that time more productively by doing the washing up or cleaning the bathroom. You know though, even as I write that, it sounds so silly. Of course I should make time to craft for myself, no one ever looked back on their deathbed and thought, "I wish I'd done more washing up". Whereas I might regret not knitting myself a Jenny at the Fair or a Featherweight cardi.
I finally finished these though and I am delighted with them! It's Sirdar 5840 and I've made it so many times now I could almost do it in my sleep - Gamer Gauntlets x 5, Stripy gloves, Nautical gloves. Sadly it's too warm now to wear them but at least I'm getting ahead on my autumn knitting!
I went with fingerless to make it easier to use my mobile and walk the dog whilst wearing gloves. I like the little mitten bit though so I can keep my fingers warm. Win all round, right?
I liked the stripes I've made in the past, but I fancied something a bit different for mine so I went with the dots instead. They're all made from stash wool as well, 100% wool and the grey is left over from my sweater made from British Herdwick. Also, check out those tidy innards!
Nice simple cream buttons from my stash, I didn't want anything too fussy since the dots are already quite busy. Very much looking forward to wearing these this autumn!