I remember seeing pictures of people with fingerless gloves when I was a child. My impression then was that these were poor people who didn’t have the money to buy “real” gloves that weren’t worn out.
Well, things are different now. I’m more grown-up (ya’ think?) and I frequently wear fingerless gloves. They allow me to keep my hands, and at least the bottoms of my fingers, warm. This is important for those of us with rheumatoid arthritis – keeping joints warm reduces pain and stiffness while increasing the ability of the joint to move and be used with much less pain.
We keep our home fairly cool, because my husband overheats very easily. As we both say, it’s easier to put stuff on than take stuff off. So I use fingerless gloves frequently – mainly in the winter, but frequently in the summer when the AC is on.
I ordered mine from Amazon. They have many different styles and colors during the fall and early winter – this is the best time to buy. They are not overly expensive, and if you need other items from Amazon, group them so that you will have no shipping. This is cool!
They make typing a lot more comfortable. When I’m not typing, or using my fingers, I frequently pull the finger-stubs of my fingerless gloves up to cover all of my fingers. You may notice that these are getting frayed from being used a lot! It’s about time for a new pair. I like this style, so I will stick to it. I may get the Rainbow or Fuchsia ones. I like happy colors around me to make me smile and feel good. And THAT’s good for my arthritis, too!
OR, you can simply search the web from Google using the search term: fingerless gloves. You will get hundreds of thousands “hits.” All colors and lengths. There are also patterns for knitting your own – if you or someone you know knits.