I attempted a lace pattern for half-fingered gloves a couple of months ago because one of my friends told me that she had trouble finding nice half-fingered gloves. She needed them 'cause she works the mid-to-night shift at their office and at times their air-conditioning could really make her fingers feel frozen.
Of course, I thought immediately to myself, "Challenge accepted!". I'd never tried making gloves before, nor any kind of knit lace pattern so I was excited. This was gonna be a change from my then prolific crocheting phase. Also, I found this very pretty pattern on Ravelry called "Hands of Blue" which gave the knitter the option to make the gloves half or full-fingered and I tried it out.
When I was starting on it, a friend warned me about having a "one-sock syndrome". Sometimes, people give up after making the first sock because the pattern could be tiring, tedious or they just get interested in making other projects. Honestly, completing one of a pair could already give a sense of accomplishment, especially if the pattern is complicated. So it really is likely that someone could lose interest in completing the second sock or whatever.
I didn't think I'd get tired of making a pair of gloves though. But apparently, I did have the "one-glove syndrome" and I did stop after the first and only:
The pattern's sooo pretty.
Too bad for me.
Oh man. I guess I just got discouraged after all the obstacles I encountered finishing this one. And it's my fault, really. First off, I completely forgot to make the cuff!! (But to be fair, it still looks pretty). And I was having trouble with gauge. When I first checked, it seemed to be fine. But when I did finally reach the fingers part, I realized it could only fit me :(I have pretty thin hands). I also got confused with the number of stitches for the fingers. The pinky ended up being tighter than the rest. (If any one who reads this has attempted this pattern, please let me know if you encountered problems with the fingers too, and how you remedied it).
So there. Maybe one day I'll make its pair, but for now, only my left hand shall stay warm haha. And besides, I already used up the same yarn for a crocheted hat. Silly me.