Monday, February 8, 2016

A Few Things...

This week, I'm also over at Unicorn Bell. I found a couple weekly reading and writing bloghops you may not be familiar with.

Normally, I'd do blog tours, but... um... well, I kind of wasn't aware my week was imminent until it was on top of me, so to speak. But, my next week is April 4-8, so if any of you have a book to promote, let me know.

In other news, I have a pair of fingerless texting gloves/mittens that are up at my Etsy shop...

Lacy Fingerless Texting Gloves--80s Inspired Handknit Gauntlets
Lacy Fingerless Texting Gloves
...that are getting no views. Nada. Which means I'm doing something wrong. But I'm not sure what. 

So, I have a couple questions for all of you. What would you call these things? I've been calling them lacy fingerless gloves, but that isn't getting them found. And secondly, does the picture detract from these gauntlets in any way? (And if you see anything else that I could fix, let me know.) 

I finally finished the hat from two weeks ago. It didn't quite work out. Although, it might look good on a child. Back to the drawing board. 

And since I've been showing off my backdrop as it's grown from...

...this... this...

This week, it's... 

...this big.
It measures about 20 inches long now. So, progress. 

Do you know of any good bloghops? How are your projects going?


  1. Fingerless mittens? Maybe it's the word lace throwing off searches.

  2. I would just call them fingerless gloves or wrist warmers.

    I know what you mean about your Unicorn Bell week popping up on you. I think a couple of people didn't post at the start of the year.

  3. Fingerless texting gloves! They are gorgeous!

  4. it's a lovely colour on the gloves

  5. I'm afraid I'm not very knowledgeable about marketing things. I don't know what you'd call them besides fingerless gloves. The backdrop is looking nice, though.

  6. Love the color of the gloves. Not sure about the search terms -- maybe "lacy" as the first word throws it off?

  7. Fingerless gloves is what I would call them too; but I do agree with the other commenter that "lacy" may be throwing people off in the description. I often wonder if they would be of good use for me and if I could still type with them on. My hands do get cold in the wintertime when I'm working.

    The other blog hop that is coming to mind right now is the one done on Wednesdays called Hodgepodge, but it is a set of 8 questions someone posts for people to answer. There are, I'm sure, dozens out there that I probably shouldn't get involved with :)


    1. Yes, I do believe I've seen Hodgepodge. And yes, you can type with those on. I believe. I've never tried it.

  8. I have Raynaud's syndrome, which affects the circulation in my extremities. I could never use these types of gloves for texting, although I know many do. Instead, I had been gifted a pair by a friend/co-worker for typing in the office on cold days. However, I found them too bulky. I think, though, a lot of people would benefit from them. I wouldn't call them "lacy", either. I wonder if sales of these types of gloves are decreasing, in general, with the rise of fingered gloves that have special pads on the fingers that permit texting. Alana

    1. I have no idea if sales are decreasing. It's definitely not something for frigid cold, but it doesn't get all that cold around here.

  9. Lacy is throwing off people so I think fingerless gloves works. They are pretty also. I like the 2nd one you are working on. I haven't made any cards since I have been crippled up the past few days

  10. I love the color you chose for those gloves! They sure look cozy. :)

  11. I'd just call them knit fingerless gloves or mittens. I've never heard of them called texting gloves.


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