With the sheer quantity of knitting I’ve done, I should have a single sock done, but since the idea is to have a PAIR, I decided that before I could finish the first, I needed to get the second one underway.  They seem to be turning out pretty nicely, and I’m looking forward to wearing them.

I think I might put these on temporary hold, though, as I’m feeling the need to try making a pair of really simple fingerless mittens.

It’s not REALLY cold, but it has turned just cool enough that I’m already feeling it in my fingers.  I thought I’d try fingerless mittens this year to see if that helps my poor circulatory-challenged digits.  I’m thinking I could even set a new fashion trend.

Or not.

I have self-diagnosed myself with Raynaud’s phenomenon (definition from

During an attack of Raynaud’s, the small blood vessels (capillaries) that supply blood to the skin become narrow, limiting blood flow to the hands and feet or, less commonly, the nose or ears. This often causes fingers or toes to feel cold and numb and then turn white. As blood flow returns and the fingers warm, they may turn blue, then red, and begin to throb and become painful.

I think it’s pretty common, but mostly unreported and undiagnosed.  We keep our house pretty cool in the winter, and even though I wear lots of clothes, my poor fingers are uncovered.  I notice it especially when I’m using the mouse.  And I’m not smart enough to just stop using my mouse/keyboard, so, I’m going to try the fingerless mitts to at least keep my hand a little warmer.

I’m pretty sure I can’t type with mittens on.  And I can’t wear gloves (my fingers have to be together in order to have a fighting chance of being warm enough.

I wonder what color I should make my fingerless mittens.


Nah.  That would be too obvious.