Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I win!

Remember how Jamie said that I wouldn't get the mittens done before winter was over? Well, he added a few more stipulations to that statement. He said that in order for me to prove him wrong, I had to either finish the Fiddleheads before March 21, or before the last day of sub-zero temperatures, which ever came first.

Annoyed with his increasing number of stipulations, I decided to silence all doubt by finishing the mitts.
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The alpaca lining is lovely, and the next time I see Denny at Lettuce Knit I will have to thank her for her suggestion. It really is like a little bit of luxury next to my skin. I wore them today to work, and my hands were the warmest they'd been in a while.

Now I just need to figure out how to shove the bottoms of the mittens into my coat sleeves while wearing said mittens. If I could do that, I'd be all set. Either that, or learn to do up zippers while wearing mitts.

3 comments:

Adrienne said...

Yay for finished mittens! They (well, it, but I assume you have a matching pair =P) look great! And yeah, warmest mittens ever, huh? I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go back to unlined mittens....

My mittens just sort of hang out; there's no tucking in of any sort going on. Which makes it a bit awkward, but they are still totally worth it. =)

Karen said...

I know! I may never go back to unlined mittens either! They are simply fantastic.

And yeah, I'm pretty much doing the same thing with my mitten cuffs too. And you are totally right when you say it's worth the slight awkwardness.

Marie said...

You showed him! Now perhaps he won't give you such grief on future projects.
Dan was my inspiration to finish my first FO so long ago. I was mortified when he pointed out that for all the knitting I did, I hadn't completed anything. So, I had to set about to prove him wrong. grin.