Last September as it started getting cooler in the evenings when taking Milo for a walk, I found myself thinking about a pair of yellow fingerless gloves I was given for my (10th?) birthday.
I seem to remember that I wore them until they had holes in them and had to be thrown away. I also remember they were perfect for riding my bike!
Anyway, I decided that I'd like to make myself a new pair and set about finding a pattern. I then promised myself that I would knit them once I had finished all my Christmas knitting. This took much longer that I'd thought and so it is only now that I've finally done it.
And they are so perfect. I managed to find just the right coloured wool - Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Mustard Yellow. And although bigger than the originals they look just the same.
The pattern was knitted flat, which was a bit of a shock having spent the last couple of months knitting in the round, but they were easy to make and once I made sure to cast off really really loosely they came out great, with only a little bit of sewing up.
I'm tempted to make others in other colours. Black might be sensible, seeing as I have a black dog?
But they are also perfect as this month I celebrate my 40th birthday; life after all is a wheel.