Fingerless Gloves Pattern/Tutorial

I like to knit but my skills are limited and it doesnt matter how hard I try at extending them I draw blank when I read the pattern. Give me pictures and I would work it out but put it in abbreviated long sentences and I get lost, completely. So I stick to straight lines and the occasional increase/decrease but it stops there.

Now when looking for gloves for the wee man I couldnt find anything. He says ” No worries mum, you can knit me some.” errrr… no son I cant (no such thing as cant I hear hubby in the background say). So off I go for a search. I came up with nothing for tutorials/free patterns that I could figure out, but in looking at a pic I figured I could make something similar.

These gloves are easy peasy lemon squeezy. A great pattern for any knitter starting out.

Fingerless Gloves Pattern

** Size 7 needles or 4mm

You could win the gloves made for the pattern: head here!!!


Gosh time flies.

It has been sooo long since I last posted which is probably what I said last time. My problem is that I discovered ebay! Has anyone else experienced this? So now I shop online and also have taken to sell things either from around the house or clothes from the salvo stores. Doing this has provided me with a little pocket money for my craftin. Oh how I love my craftin!!

I may have not been posting all my projects but I have certainly been busy. Here are most of the things I have made since last time…


This is the quilt I made for my brothers new little daughter, Sophie. They did not know what they were having so I had to go unisex colours. I was really disappointed at the fabric selection at spotlight so the fabric is not very babish but they do say that babies like geometric shapes and colours. I got the idea from here for the Crazy Nine Patch which was super easy to sew up.  A real effective quilt without the tedious work involved.

Next up is a knitted spiral cowl, the pattern came from here. I tell you what, it did challenge my knitting skills which were only basic but after a lot of unravelling I finally got it and here it is.

This gorgeous wool I picked up at the Good Sammies so I have no idea what it is, I think wool, but its lovely and soft and has great colour.

Eventually someones birthday pops up and I am back to the sewing machine trying to make them a present. Up next was my mother in-laws and mums birthdays. For my mother in-law I made a fabric shopping bag which unfortunately I did not take a photo but the link for it is here.  This led me to make something similar more for my mum but I wanted to use a thin, light weight fabric that rolls up into something small.  So I copied the pattern from a woolworths bag that you can purchase quite cheaply from the shop but certainly not very appealing in colour and came up with this.

I wanted to be able to roll up each bag and put both into a little pocket to keep them together. So I attached the pocket  onto one of the bags so the pocket does not get lost and then they are held in tight with velcro.


Cute and practical. If I get to making any more I will try and make up a tutorial.

Next up is what I am working on now and will certainly be working on for a long time to come. Its the go old granny square rug. I decided that I needed to give crochet a go and I had always wanted to make a blanket. My mum made one when she was a teenager and she still has it so in some way I want something I can give to my daughter. I have no idea at how many I need to make but I have made a start and have made about 20.

I like the fact that I can make one in a short period of time and feel like I finished something but gosh my fingers need conditioning as I am getting cramps from holding the tension. I suppose I will get used to it.

So from me for now goodbye, happy knitting, crocheting, sewing and craftin.

Mellebug getting lovin from both sides (our little terrier is giving her a kiss).

Cute as a button

A few weeks ago my mum made this gorgeous hat and some matching mary jane shoes for Amelia. She is the knitter in the family, along with my grandmother. As for I, I can only knit scarves, patterns for anything else is very much gobiligook to me. My mum has many knitting projects in line for amelia so this is one of many to come. The pattern for this particular hat

From amelia

comes from The little sublime hand knit book. There are many cute patterns in this book and if you can knit I highly recommend it.