Seriously. And I want to design gloves. However, I want them to fit the average wrist, and mine are certainly not that. So, if I could enlist your help, that would be awesome. Here’s an outline (of my hand. Not stretched out or anything. My chicken arms and spider fingers are actually that long and skeletal.)
Now, you’ll notice there are some letters there. So, if I could get you to leave a comment here with your measurements, that’d be awesome.
The measurements (preferably in inches, but whatever :P Centimeters will also work. Just no weird unknown measuring styles, k?) (Ahem. Much thanks to Malena for pointing out that I meant circumference…):
A: (Not pictured) Circumference of arm just under the elbow
B: Circumference of arm halfway between elbow and wrist
C: Circumference at smallest part of the wrist
D: Circumference of hand, including the thumb
E: Length of palm, from wrist to knuckles
F: Length from wrist to the V between your thumb and first finger
G: Circumference of hand without thumb
Now, I’m not just gonna ask you to do this outta the kindness of your heart. Here’s a bit of an incentive: You can win YARN! YAY! So, if you leave a comment with ANY 3 of the measurements, and you get an entry (oh, mention if you are male or female :D). Leave a comment with ALL of them, you get two chances to win. Mention the contest on your blog/have someone leave a comment saying you sent them here, you get a third chance (note: they have to leave their measurements, too. they can’t just say “Hi, so-and-so sent me!” But, once they leave their measurements, they get entered and you get another entry.)
Okay, okay, here’s what you’ll win:
Well, not that exact skein, I’ve used that one already. Besides, it was Karma’d to me by the lovely knit2grow on Rav, and it’d be pretty weak to offer a skein of yarn that was karma’d. She’s responsible for the fact that I love this yarn, actually, so you can thank her for the fact that I’m offering a skein out to you guys! I mean, sure you have to work for it, but still!
It is Elsepeth Lavold Silky Wool. 192 yards of DK weight wool/silk blend. Super-pretty. Here’s the Rav link to the colorway. (05, in case you were wondering. No fancy name, as far as I know)
So, get measuring! You can have up to 3 chances in the drawing! The contest is open until Saturday, May 31, 2008. Make sure to leave some way for me to contact you! Oh, I can only mail to US and Canada only please! I mean, feel free to leave measurements for me if you aren’t from these countries, that’d be awesome ’cause I want as many as possible, but I’m sorry I can’t sent the yarn to you :(
And just to be clear–once I get the averages I’m going to be publishing them into the Fingerless Glove Fanatics Newsletter, but it will only be the averages. I won’t do anything with anyone’s individual numbers! If you aren’t comfortable with posting the numbers in a comment here, but still want to enter, you can email me at alariddathreman AT gmail DOT com, with contest somewhere in the title. :D