I have recently taken on the challenge of making a pair of finger-less gloves for one of my co-workers. More fool me.
It has been a mojo-stealing, heart-breaking, technique-learning exercise in pure, unfiltered frustration. I have succeeded in finding and understanding several free patterns. I have managed so far to cast-on, and finish as far as the thumb gusset two gloves.
However I still don't feel happy. I don't know what is wrong. I haven't as yet managed to complete the thumb without holes and I am not happy with using a standard ribbing for the cuff. I simply do not enjoy how it looks.
It is daunting to think of trying to come up with a pattern all on my own for something as unfamiliar to me as gloves but increasing I feel like I have no choice.
I do have a deadline to work to, which makes me feel even more daunted but I will not give up. Here's hoping that within a few days, after some work, I have a pair of gloves to show.