Monday, May 25, 2009

May: New gloves!

This is a long overdue post! Just hours after I joined Twitter, Ethel Gloves had a Twitter-follow contest and I won a pair of their lovely gloves! I persuaded my husband to take some pictures so you can see them in action. I chose "Jubilee", size L, and they are already caked in mud, but that's the sign of good gloves, right?

Digging a hole for my new Dianthus

Closer shot

Me, gloves, and Dianthus, plus bonus greyhound. You'd be amazed at how many of our pictures have a bonus greyhound in them.

The best thing about the gloves is how flexible they are. I can easily grip a trowel or clippers and the rubbery bits on the fingers hold tools and slippery pots firmly. All in all, I am very happy with my new gloves, and it does lend an air of quaintness to wear something so pretty while gardening! Now all I need is a wide-brimmed hat and a parasol! I look forward to putting the gloves through their paces this summer. Thanks, Ethel Gloves!


MA said...

Hi Diane! Good to meet you on the bus. will get my Bayless photos to you in a bit.

Great photos of you and your snazzy Ethels.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I also like the Ethel gloves however the gloves they gave us at the SF are too small. My husband put them on to try to stretch them for me. It didn't quite work.

Diane said...

The mediums are also too small for me - I'm going to give them to my grandma. Even the large Ethels are a teeny bit too short. How did I end up with giant mutant hands?!

Sonya said...

Love the pattern on those! I haven't tried the ethel glove yet, but I also have big hands and love my hot pink gloves from womanswork, well, they are hot pink for one, and my fingers haven't worn through the tops yet which is a miracle. Love this blog, already excited for next spring!