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Topic: In Praise of Connected Mittens for Adults  (Read 1161 times)
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« on: January 06, 2013 03:09:29 PM »

When my boyfriend wanted to learn to knit this winter, I made a sample pair of mittens to show him how each step would work. I connected them, like children's mittens, because I think mittens look cozy and charming hanging down from coatsleeves. I ended up awkwardly tucking the mittens back into my coatsleeves as I carrried my coat through museums and galleries in DC in December. I didn't think I'd ever wear them in snow, but moving home to CA took us within 100 miles of the Grand Canyon, so we checked it out, and I got to take snow mitten pictures like a Canadian.

Anyway, I had no idea how practical connecting the mittens would be. I prepared a lunch of tea, tofu, and rice over our whisperlite- a super treat after days of continental breakfast and fast food- and it took a while, and it was freezing. I would take off a mitten and let it dangle, handle the food, and then stuff my chilly hand back in easily. My hands weren't warm at all, but they were more comfortable inside the mittens than out. I was comfortable enough that when the thought of making onigiri at the Grand Canyon popped into my head, and I thought of how not making them would probably trouble me to the end of my days, I was able to suck it up and operate my onigiri press.


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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013 07:38:39 PM »

Cute little story for some darling mittens!

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