My boyfriend's brother wanted a pair of fingerless gloves and after searching for a pattern that wasn't too bulky or too girly (there are a lot of those out there!) I came across a great pattern from Julia V on Crochet Me. They have some texture but they're not bulky and they are great for a man or a woman. For these gloves I used Caron Simply Soft Eco in Black and an I hook. My boyfriend and his brother have similar hand sizes so I tried them on my boyfriend as I went along. Because they are worked in the round and each made exactly the same, there was a little discrepency on the palm area conscerning how far the end of the glove came down past the palm. So I went one more half row to make them even and then stitched a little "L" in the left one and an "R" in the right. I'll be mailing them out with a Valentine's Day package, hopefully tomorrow.
My boyfriend was kind enough to stop recording long enough to model these for me - thanks for all your help in making these honey!
Also in this Valentine package will be a hat for his girlfriend who likes bears even though they are the number one threat to this great nation!! I started out working from a pattern but I didn't have enough yarn for it so I started over and made this one up. The hardest part is getting the ears sewn on evenly. I also found my foam head today so once I get it painted you won't have to look at my hat modeling faces anymore! Woo hoo! This was made using Caron Simply Soft Eco in Ocean and an I hook. I really love this color.