Hand Warmers

My hands are always cold in winter. We keep our house pretty cool, and here in my office my desk is right in front of a sliding glass door. Yes, it’s thermal. But my hands still get cold. So I decided to knit myself a pair of handwarmers.

I went to Designer Yarn and got some pure alpaca for warmth. I got the pattern from Sherrie; I liked it because I didn’t want the warmer to go up my thumb since I’m at the computer so much.

I also decided to put beads at the top like Sherrie did. And I worked fast on them and am very pleased with the results. And my hands are warm!

I used size 8 beads and a teeny crochet hook to pull the yarn through the beads. I didn’t want to bother with stringing the beads onto the yarn, so dropped the stitch off, then pulled the yarn through. I like that method!

Now if only I could find them!

Next day: I wen find um!

I’ve had requests to show photos of the handwarmers on my hands, so hea u go!

I’m glad I found ’em… it’s really cold today!

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10 Responses to Hand Warmers

  1. Lika says:

    Wea da hands? You pose to model anden! heehehehe

    Those are nice. Good for sewing or just wear around da house la dat.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Ohh – and such a pretty purple – do they have thumb holes as well as finger holes?? if only we had a model …

  3. Stephanie says:

    oh – wait – I wen go look again, cause I am all dumb anden … just tube, right?? how you keep from sliding up??

  4. Jenny says:

    I love the colors and beading! So cute!

  5. Oh I LOVE those. What a beautiful color, and the beads look like dew.

  6. Pinky says:

    Oh so lovely Mokihana! I love them!

  7. Lika says:

    SEE, moe betta wit da MODEL ova deya. I was wondering if had thumb puka too. Da pic-cha answa da questions. Pretty color too. I think dat would make excellent secret santa-ing!

    You smut hah make anykine warmas. Willy warma, hand warma….wot kine warma next?

    Dare I say da B-word? LOL

  8. Mokihana says:

    NO!! No say da “B” word. I leave dat foa your blog!!

    And u right about Secret Santa-ing. Maybe I going be yours mine dis yea! Wat color u like?

  9. KT says:

    Ooooh, be-u-ti-ful! What a great idea! I’ve made several pair from Melanie Falick’s book – some shaping but all garter stitch…so easy!
    Made a pair for a writer friend of Paton’s Camen – they look like fur. When I wear my pair of Carmen hand warmers at school the little ones keep looking to see if it’s something alive – fun.
    the beads are a great idea. So…pull the loop of stitch through bead & then put back on needle to knit it? did you knit really loosly for that row?
    KT in VA

  10. Tracy says:

    Oh how pretty, and how fun! I might just have to make me a pair now that i know how to knit! Yayyyyy

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