1) We would find them. They were my first knitted mittens and I had a sentimental feeling about them.
2) It would STOP SNOWING IN FREAKING APRIL!!!!!!!!
But alas, the mittens are still lost and more snow is in the forecast, and it was a quiet Friday night so. . .
|Awkward mitten thumb knitting|
These HUGE size 7 needles felt so awkward in my fingers after making a few pairs of socks with itty bitty size 2s. Fortunately my Mad Knitting Skillz enabled me to whip up a mitten in a few hours (nerd that I am, I studied how the knitter at Very Pink knitted and worked so that I could copy her method of holding the yarn, because it seemed so much quicker than what I had been previously been able to do). I felt a little bit like Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel - faster and faster, I could knit one mitten faster in one evening than 100 men could knit in a week.
Or something like that. Actually nothing like that, but whatever.
|Mitten wearing on a Saturday Morning|
The super-soft variegated yarn was nice to knit with, too. I'm planning on whipping out the other one today, because of all the FREAKING SNOW in the forecast. In April. Blech.
A trip to Crafty Planet is in today's agenda, though, (along with making 100 pasties for meal swap) because I am really excited to make a Mama Vertebrae sweater for myself. Finally I decided what I wanted to make for myself. I like to wear sweaters in the summer, so this frontless cardi struck me as a perfect project, especially since it's construction is not much more complicated than Little Frog's Shrug:
|This shrug gets a LOT of use!|
But first, time to finish that 2nd mitten, because Baby it's COLD outside.
Oh, here's a pic of Little Frog's finished socks. I LOVE them, that yarn was so dreamy to work with, but I doubt I could have gotten grown-up socks out of one skein - there was very little left over. Still, I might need to revisit the yarn for a pair for myself sometime in the future.