Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On Nnenna's Needles #6

I cannot get through the winter months without my glittens.  
What are glittens, you ask?  Why, they're gloves + mittens!

Convertible Mittens


Flying Purple Glittens


The first pair I made in 2008 and they were my first attempt ever at some sort of hand covering.  I picked that yarn because I loved the combination of blue and purple, then added the cutest little star button as a closure.  The second pair came about because I had this skein of royal purple that I loved and felt would look great as glittens!  I've made two pairs because I am a firm believer that glittens are absolutely essential during the cold months!  They keep my hands warm (especially the second pair, which are really thick!) while also allowing me to use my fingers when needed.  Do any of you own a pair of glittens, or do you call them something else?

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40 Comments:

At June 14, 2011 at 5:23 PM , Anonymous Kt said...

wow so good!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Tashrin said...

They are so gorgeous. :) And cozy too.....we definitely need a pair of those for our arctic weather here in Canada. It always amazes me everytime i see one of your creations. You are so talented. :)

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

Tashrin - Style musings of a Bengali girl from Canada

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Ashley Rae said...

Love it! I saw these at the store and thought about getting a pair but never did. Maybe I should have. They look so fun!

--Ashley
araeofstyle.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Kakaissata said...

love it. great colors too

http://vernisaongle.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Jenarcissist said...

I DO have some!! My mom-in-law hasn't knitted any yet, but I got a pair a couple years ago at Ross. I thought they were so innovative (mine are the convertible kind too). I had never seen anything like them at the time. I love being able to button back the mittens when I don't need them. Mine are also arm warmer-length. Good job! They look like something straight out of a store!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Cisabellemartin said...

wuaaah i love these !!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous littleboat said...

i love the glove-mitten combo -- so much warmth and convenience!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Ashleykrieger said...

oh i've been wanting a pair of these! yours are super cute!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Laura said...

you know, i do own glittens. and... i have no idea what i call them! haha so weird. glittens is perfect, though.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous ondressingup said...

I completely agree. Whenever I travel around Europe, I get a pair knitted for me by my friend on etsy because they're so much cuter than plain old fingerless gloves and the flap you can put over your hand is super handy.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous zarna said...

these are so cute! i got a pair of glittens (i've never used that word, but it's just perfect!) from urban outfitters last year!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous jenni wells said...

I could NEVER make something this awesome.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Melliott930 said...

I've been obsessed wth my pink glittens for years :) And I love your nailpolish in both of these images!

-Marie
So What If I Like Pretty Things
http://melliott930.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Sabine said...

Love your glittens, Nnenna - such a clever invention! I don't own any (yet).

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Tracey K Liu said...

these are great, i have one pair from american eagle, hehe

http://ilovemochi.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Hiven said...

Awh so lovely. x hivennn

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous helena said...

Hahah that's so cute!

x helena
www.snapme.org

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

Glittens! How fun! I don't own anything like this, and I wish I did--especially if they're as warm as you say they are! Even though I live in northern MN where it's constantly freezing, about all I've got in my mitten arsenal are thin cheapo gloves that barely do anything for warmth and some crazy fleece mittens that aren't much better, either.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Prissy said...

You're very talented!!

Prissy
www.rushourfashion.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous any brasil said...

bealtiful is purple.
trendluxo.blogspot.com
kisses.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Chelsea said...

love these! I just call them mitten gloves. haha :)

xoxo

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous kat said...

love your nail color :)

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Thelaughslut said...

whatttt, i wish i was crafty like that :( too bad i can't really knit or do anything of that sort. curse my man fingers ! but they are lovely you did an amazing job!

xxAnisa

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Comewhinewithme said...

I'm jealous! You're really good at knitting! Love the colours!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Jorien-89 said...

Cute gloves!!
No way you'll get cold hands!
Xx Jorien
she--said.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous The Merry Traveller said...

I am convinced that you can change the world and move mountains with these glittens! I think they are well thought out and you are so clever to make them!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Simplychic08 said...

awww glittens! how adorable is that??

check out my jewelry giveaway http://simplychic08.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-want-to-give-way.html

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Ellenreviewsblog said...

So cute nice concept. :)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Sydneytoups said...

oh my gosh, these are so cute! i love the little star button on the first pair. i wear fingerless gloves so that i can use my phone, but my fingers get cold, these are like the perfect solution!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Laura said...

omg make me some!!! haha seriouslyyyy, i would die if you did a giveaway or opened a shop. please?

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com said...

Do you sell these because this is awesome. I need me some glittens :)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Kathryn said...

So adorable! I don't own any, but now I think I should probably get some. :)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Styleshewrote said...

Glittens is such a cute name!! Love these designs. Can you post the pattern? xo style, she wrote

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Marianna_Papag said...

Ooow!
I love your gloves!!
They are so cute!
Thanks for the comment! I totally agree about Ben!
Xoxo,
Marianna
http://nanajonesofficial.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Fashion Me Chic said...

Very nice glittens. I have not worn one in years. Maybe we ca follow each other? http://mypretaporterblog.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Giselle said...

So creative. I don't even own a pair of gloves or mittens, def. a Florida person ;)
~Giselle
http://www.machinewashwarm.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Gertrude said...

They are both so cute! You are really talented at knitting! x

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Janettethejongleur said...

OH! I love my glittens..but they are just plain black...not faboo blue like yours...I especially love them because I can't take pictures with my gloves on...and my hands freeze if they aren't covered....


Have a great day Ms. Nnenna!
Janette

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous NoodlesandWaffles said...

I've knitted glittens before but never called them glittens. Love it!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Courtney Thomas said...

I love those - I really need more warm and colorful mittens in my life right now.
xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

 

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