I have such mixed feelings about fingerless gloves. On the one hand (heh heh) they just look cool. You can't argue with a trend once Hermione embraces it.
and edgy Siberian hackers:
And it's not just an emo/superhero thing. This whole web page is gamers seeking advice on how they can "modify" Grand Theft Auto Four so that Nico wears fingerless gloves:
But on the other hand, they just seem so impractical - like I care if my palms are warm when my fingers aren't. There's a reason why people wearing fingerless gloves always seem to be cradling a cup of coffee.
How/why then, would you own fingerless gloves in New England?? You get them because you are known and loved by a knitter who is too impatient/unskilled/tired to knit fingers. That's why my friend Kelli is wearing them:
I did the pretty lace swerve from this free ravelry download.
Kelli's got a little bit of superhero in her, so I'm not too worried about frostbite. Maybe she should get herself a hot cup of coffee though, just in case.