I obliged the husbandly request for a pair of fingerless mitts. And although we haven’t seen Tim Burton’s reputedly splendidly gorey version of Sweeney Todd yet, as I was crocheting these I came across a publicity shot for the film in which I’m pretty sure the ever-stylish Johnny Depp was sporting fingerless black gloves. For this reason (and because echoes of a gritty British 70s cop show don’t hurt the cool factor either, for those of us in our late 30s) I will forever think of these as “Sweeneys”; but their wearer, as resident guitarist, thinks I should start marketing them under the name of Buskerz®

EDIT: Turns out that “Johnny Depp’s Stitching Fans” on Ravelry have been holding an -along for fingerless mitts inspired by the movie … I will endeavour to be a little more aware of all things Ravelrous before I start my next project …