DIY Fingerless Gloves


I freaking hate winter. It’s the worst. In summer you can go to the beach, the pool, play in the sprinkler, or just lay around to cool off. There is (thankfully) no snow where I live, so there’s just nothing to do. We’re all just trapped inside, stumbling over each other, fighting over the best blanket in the house. On top of that, one of my FAVORITE pairs of Halloween socks got holes in the heels. If you know one thing about me, it’s probably that I’m a cheapskate. If you know two things, you probably know that I love Halloween more than all the other holidays put together. That’s right, even more than Washington’s birthday! I mean, look at these awesome socks:

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When these socks became unwearable, I stuffed them in my scrap bag, awaiting an epiphany. I couldn’t just throw them away! Well, here we are, epiphany-had!

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I didn’t even have to cut a thumb hole! I did hem it, however.

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First, I cut off just the tip of the sock, just under that annoying seam that always pokes my pinkie toe no matter how I rearrange it.

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Then, I put it on inside-out, and folded the top down until it was the length I wanted. I then pinned it in place, took the sock off, and hand sewed the seam in place. Because these socks have stripes, it also made it easier to ensure I was folding it straight.

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And we’re done! The whole thing probably took an hour or so, but it’s hard to tell because toddlers and dogs kept distracting me. But now I’m ready to kill some zombies in comfort! And I can keep my amazing skeleton socks! Honestly, I’m so happy with these I’m almost jealous of myself for having them.

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January 18, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Arts and Crafts, Eco Stuff, Thriftiness is Cool.

One Comment

  1. Harold Ploegstra replied:

    I figured out what you did but I’d never have the patience to do it. They’re really cute. Your mom just left Stagecoach Dr. but she may amble back to the farm. She’ll probably spot some wonderful little shop and find a one of a kind something.

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