Wednesday, 13 April 2011

True Confessions


Ever since I started blogging in September 2008, I have used the above photo as my profile icon. Although everything on my blog is true, I do blog anonymously. So I needed a photo that did not reveal my identity.

But now it's true confessions time . . . yes, I confess . . . I confess . . . those are not even my hands, much less my gloves. I simply chose the photo off the internet because I liked the purple Celtic cable-stitch fingerless gloves. And I do still intend to keep this photo as my icon because I identify with it now.

Recently, however, I purchased my own pair of green Celtic cable-stitch fingerless gloves to wear in the Spring and Fall. So ta da! Here's a photo of my real hands wearing them!


I love the pewter Celtic knot accent buttons too -- aren't they a nice touch? These beautiful gloves were handcrafted by Sarah Sullivan, whose great blog called Cottage Garden Studios is found here and whose wonderful Etsy shop is found here. I encourage everyone to check out both sites!

34 comments:

Lois said...

If you changed the photo to your own hands I'm sure we'd all still know it was you!!! Love the fingerless gloves.

Jeanne said...

{{*gasp*}} What? Not your real hands?? Ssshhhhh....I promise not to tell..... Your secret is safe with me! :0)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I would love to find a pattern for those purple mitts.....they are really a nice challenge for my knitting brain after way too many socks! (and the last pair, off the needles last night, looked good OFF, but on, I look like a cow with legwarmers....)

XXOO~~
Anne

Suzie said...

You fraud! rofl And what a Diva! Just HAD to use a hand double!! LOL

Jokes aside, you've got beautiful hands, and yes, they are adorned beautifully by Sarah's knitting! She creates magic with needles & yarn, and you can feel the love that is woven into every stitch.

You deserve the very best, and Sarah's gloves needed a home where they are loved and appreciated. A perfect match!

(and yes, keep your hand-double avatar. .they are internationally associated to you now! lol)

Twain12 said...

well, both gloves are beautiful :)

mermaid gallery said...

being anonymous is where it's at ....and I would not recognize those anywhere....

Dark Mother said...

Those gloves are beautiful girl!

Well, you know I blog anonymously too and the only photos I have on my blog are of me from the back (yikes, I know right!), my feet in beach sand and my tattoos.

turquoisemoon said...

ha ha ha!!! so it's true confession time... We luv ya no matter who's hands are in whatever gloves.

laughingwolf said...

ab fab, deb!

ensouling said...

Love the new gloves! Love the color, love the button. Love the hands. ;)

And I get it. I blog anon myself at the moment.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-giggles- Oh no! Not gloves made by you! Not even your hands! Oh No! Say it isn't so!!!

-chuckle- YOu are cute.

.♥.

Sarah said...

Awww thank ya hon for featuring my gloves..I love to see them on your hands hon!! Wonderful!!I will have to say..I want the pattern for those purple ones..even if they are on hand doubles....giggle girl you crack me up! But yes..I do know it is you when I see them!
Hugs and love ( and thank yous :)
Sarah

mxtodis123 said...

I, too, have a confession. This picture is not me.
Mary

Gloria said...

That's okay, I like all four gloved hands. Your hands look better and the fingerless gloves are so fun. Thanks for sharing your true identity, it does make a finger licking difference. tee hee.

knitwit said...

And there I was checking out everyone's hands every time I went out in public, trying to identify you! Ha!
I love both pairs of gloves. I may have to try knitting myself a pair for next year.

Wendy said...

Oh, gorgeous green knittie hand booties! and hey, most people don't use their own photo for their blog, I just say your banner as a symbol for you seeking. Love your Celtic gloves though...I just might have to buy myself a pair, but I promise I won't use it for my blog banner ; )

Lynette Killam said...

You know I just love these gloves with their amazing Celtic buttons...will definitely have to pop in and check out Sarah's shop!

I very much like your gloved hands, as well as the other pic...perhaps you could switch them up once in a while for special occasions...LOL.

Tricky Nag said...

I love the new gloves, and that button rocks. I've been thinking I need some fingerless gloves. This might just push me over the edge...

Kathy said...

I love both sets of gloves and it's making my knitting fingers itch to get busy on more fingerless gloves or mitts.

Blueberry said...

I love your Celtic gloves with the added button. I wear fingerless gloves a lot, and have even taken to wearing toeless socks. Now that one is a bit eccentric...

clairedulalune said...

Haha Debra, very time I saw a picture of fingerless gloves i thought of you! i am the same, I dont like to put a picture of myself in my blog. I really love Sarah's creations such a talented and wonderful woman! good to see the real hands behind the gloves! Hope you and the rare one are well Debra!

Francie said...

That is so funny! Love the new photo too!

My Grama's Soul said...

I'm lovin' those gloves...and your sweet hands look mighty fine in them....I might add!!

Jo

Jim said...

This could, just might, be the start of a new career! As a 'hand model'. Nice hands and gloves!

Anne Johnson said...

Sarah makes good gloves.

maggie's garden said...

Totally love the Celtic knots. Thanks for the links.

Makropoulos said...

. . . and look at that: your real fingers aren't blue! I do dig those gloves, too; the buttons are pretty neat. Nice hands -- ever have anyone read them?

Laura said...

no matter how you come to the table, what matters is that you come and you have something to say.
Like the new gloves too.

miss*R said...

oh my. not your hands? just imagine.. me walking around looking at hands trying to recognize you somewhere.. would have made a right damn fool of myself hahahaha.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Makropoulos -- No, I've never had my palms read. I'm scared the reader will tell me I have a short life line.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

where did u get them? those are very terrific..and in my favorite color.

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Ha! That's so funny that they aren't your hands! Still a very cool profile pic. Totally dig the new celtic-accented gloves!

tohi said...

i am also a knitter thought maybe you made the gloves either way they are both really nice. who ever u r LOL, Tohi aka Tink

Rue said...

I bought a pair of fingerless gloves from Sarah this Winter too - they have been a lifesaver at the office!

The profile pic is you - I can't imagine seeing anything else there!