crochet fingerless gloves

So I bought this skein of wool a while back, it's from James C. Brett and is called Monsoon.  I randomly picked it up in the yarn shop because it was pretty.  I mean how ridiculous. I'm like a magpie distracted by anything shiny and bright.  But it is pretty, right?  You maybe would've been distracted too, yeah?

Well, it's been sitting in my wool bag for ages and I finally decided to take some action and use that pretty, but otherwise useless ball of wool for something useful that I would use and see everyday.  It wasn't hard to figure out what to make given that it's freezing cold here at the moment, gloves.

So I flicked through my books and looked at lots of different patterns for fingerless gloves or wristwarmers on Ravelry  and finally I found this pattern, nice yes?

It's another one from Nicki Trench Cute and Easy Book and I thought it looked relatively do-able so off I set with my Monsoon yarn and my 5mm hook.

It started off quite tricky, doing the first row of single crochet into the foundation chain is just evil and trying to maintain the correct number of stitches on each round was also a bit of a pain. But each round got a bit easier and by the time I got to the pretty lace edging for the fingers, I was rocking.

The lacy finger bits...awesome!

The frilly edge, I love it!

Another tricky bit was the thumb which is crocheted on to the glove separately and I did spend quite a few minutes trying to figure it out how to do it, quite a few meaning rather a lot!.

Because of the colour changing yarn both gloves are different, I really like that.  And I love the frilly edge too, oh my how I love the frilly edge.