It's been a useful day. We keep going out and so far I've been wearing the fuzzy gloves*. Uh, it's been 70+ degrees in the middle of the day, I don't really want to wear *warm* gloves! So making mitts was a very high priority for me.
I started with the knit fabric I found in the remnant pile, since I had quite a lot of it. (I still probably have enough to crank out a tank top). I made one pair of trial and error gloves, then two pair for everyday wear. I think these are my husband's favorite gloves, he likes the California Girl vibe. They work well with my tshirts and casual clothing - well, so long as the colors don't clash too violently.
I made one pair of white gloves - I got quite a lot of this thick white knit. It's almost thick enough to make a bandage dress out of. Very squashy and comfy, and very blah in person. But I have a huge lace stash, much of which is vintage and too delicate for cotton lingerie (that I wear/wash frequently). I used the basic glove pattern for the stretch fabric, then cut a matching piece of lace and sewed it on by hand.
I added a small row of lace on top. I was wondering what I could do with this pretty, pretty lace - there wasn't much of it... this is just about perfect!
And I made a pair of crushed velvet red gloves. (The color doesn't read true at all - they're a pink/red - but when the color read true, the velvet pile looked horrible).
So - operation gloves? A resounding success. And I have a pattern (written down!) so the next time I come across 1/4 yard of fabric that meets my specifications, I can add to my collection. Hoorah!
* The pink and lace mitts were voted a resounding "fail" by my husband, he won't be seen with me wearing them. Eek.