I will always love the online knitting magazine Knitty for what I consider to be their most outstanding design of all time.
here, and apparently can be adjusted to fit any consenting adult.
Knitty peaked with that design, but let's have a look at their Deep Fall 2012 issue anyway.
But it's well over a century and a half later and those of us who have been privileged enough not to experience amputation without anesthesia and who have never discovered a maggot-infested horse carcass in our only water supply, it's just never been an attractive option.
But then I'm unreasonably annoyed by this picture and the text that accompanies it. (A quote: "Twisted Mom Sandy Sitzman sat on the stone steps of an ancient temple ruin in Crete, took a skein of her handspun out of her bag and placed it on the stone to summon her muse, Calertne. Magically the colors in her yarn began to sing to the columns, the stone, the tumbling shapes. The goddess answered and these bodacious fingerless gloves were born.") And I don't know why it was necessary for the model to have an egg sitting in her lap, but perhaps it's an obscure reference to that whole goddess thing.
Since I commented on fingerless gloves in an earlier post it's been pointed out to me that for people such as sailors and construction workers who work outdoors in all weathers, or even people who have to play the piano or type indoors but in a work space that is too chilly for comfort, fingerless gloves are a good solution for keeping the hands warm but dexterous, and to this I readily agree. I do remain unconvinced that there is any possible temperature or work environment that requires fingerless gloves on the hands when the same person's feet are apparently perfectly comfortable in flip-flops.
And I note that my spell check is not recognizing the word "fingerless". Make of that what you will.