It was a tricky project as everywhere there are patterns for fingerless gloves, wristwarmers, etc - but there are a lot less for 'proper' fingered-gloves (so to speak!). In the end I found this one and used it as a very vague guide in so much as I crocheted from the top down - the fingers first. But I used dc (tr UK) stitch and after looking at it for the initial idea, I mostly just made it up as I went along to try to fit it to his hands - made to measure!
Well, I finished them on Sunday night and handed them over yesterday at work - just in the nick of time as the temperature has plummeted! He seems very pleased, reporting today that they are nice and warm.
If the baby finger on one glove looks smaller than the other - it is. He damaged one of them playing rugby, so it's a bit crooked and didn't need as long a glove-finger on that hand. See? Bespoke! (And during this process I discovered I seem to be the only person who calls it a 'baby' finger - but hey, I'm calling it that anyway!)
As I finished them in the evening and handed them over at work the next day, I didn't have much time to get any decent photos in daylight. The above picture was in the morning before work, whilst it was still pretty dark and dingy. The rest were in the office in artificial light, so excuse the quality...
These were worn by a female friend at work, who was helping me try to get an ok picture. They don't fit her properly - you can see they're too big - but this gives you an idea.
As grateful as the recipient was, he is a bloke and they do not enjoy women fussing around them, trying to get them to hand-pose for pictures!! (Especially when they're at work trying to do their job, which I should also have been doing - this is a place of work, not a craft club!) This is the best I could get...ha!...
They do fit him very well (like... well, a glove - hilarious!) I really am quite pleased. When I spotted him putting them on to leave the office at the end of the day yesterday, I admit I felt a little proud!
So, there you have it - my first completed make of 2016. I hope for lots more!
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