I recently bought a couple of hand mannequins from ebay to display my fingerless mitts better.
They're great for photographing items for my Etsy shop and of course very useful for the craft fairs I do.
The next one is this Friday 26th November at Sainburys in Truro - please drop by and say hello if you're in the area!
Pictured here is a new fingerless mitt design in a gorgeous aubergine shade, which sold straightaway at the craft fair last weekend. Pity I hadn't had chance to make more - or photograph it once it was finished!
It is knitted in the same shape as my Fabulous Fingerless Mitts but with a moss stitch edging instead of reverse stocking stitch. I used Drops Nepal yarn which is a great wool/alpaca blend - soft and cosy.
I then played around with some Rowan Kidsilk Haze from my stash and knitted up a couple of simple short-row garter stitch rosees which I sewed on the back of each hand.
The roses were finished off with 7 tiny plum glass seed beads sewn in the centre.
You'll have to take my word that made up they are beautiful. There will be more of these in future!