This year I have several folks on my gift list who are getting fingerless mitts. Thing is, I don’t really like making the thumbs.
Thumbs are fiddly, and I can’t make both at the same time, and they leave two additional yarn ends to weave in on each mitt. I like thumbs in general, I’m a big fan of how they allow me to hold a cup of coffee; it’s just the knitting of them that isn’t so great.
So I’m carrying around two pairs in my knitting bag, and I’m rather embarrassed to admit there is a third thumbless pair at home, waiting for me to get into the thumbs-making mood.
Maybe I should have chosen fingerless mitts that were also thumbless.