Fingerless mitts/wristwarmers.I have acquired a couple of aircraft amenity kits. The kind of toilet bag that is handed out to first class or business craft passengers on long flights. Inside both are a pair of black tube socks. Not the DVT type ones but just simple loop lined plain tubes. I suppose just so that folks have a change or ladies can slip them on and have warm feet to sleep.
I was going to throw them out as something I'd never use, when I minded a quick photo tutorial I did a few years back on similar type loop socks that I'd bought in poundland that ended up useless because they had really thick toe seams that would just leave me blistered.
This is what I did with them
I bought a pair of loop pile camping socks in poundland last week, but when I got them home I realised that they had really thick clumsy seams across the toes. This makes them unwearable for me, just blisters waiting to happen. I was about to throw them out, when I had an idea.
Put your hand into the sock so that the base of your thumb sits at the heel of the sock.
Mark where your big thumb joint lies. I used a scrap of soap to give me a line that rubs out.
Mark where the knuckle nearest the tip of your middle finger lies, on the sock too.
Now cut straight across at the mark where your finger knuckle was.
Then use the scissors to cut through the fold of the sock at the heel. A couple of cms long is more than ample. Cut small rather than too long.
Because the fabric is loop pile knitted it won't unravel, instead it will roll back on itself and then stabilise.
Result, one pair of warm, comfortable, fingerless mittens, in a good bushcrafty green colour, for a pound