heat wave?

I am not ashamed to admit that if the temperature in my house rises above 70 degrees I will put on the AC. Even in February. That’s where we’re at today. It is currently 75 outside, but a comfortable 69 indoors.

I longingly remember the cold days of winter, when we put on every possible handknit that we could find, and headed out in the morning light to sled down the hill. That was Monday! What a winter, right?

Maggie’s Mitts are Finished

With Maggie’s Mitts finished, and looking pretty cute, I must say, that leaves just one pair left. Mine. I have a vague plan, but I have not cast on. The end of this week is busy with all sorts of activities both important (school! homework!) and fanciful (trips to IKEA!). I will finish this challenge, but it might be close is all I’m saying. Please wish me luck.

My Maggie was really upset when we had a little photo shoot for the mitts and I kept telling her how to pose. “Why do you always decide how I stand?” she complained. So I let her stand how she wanted, but it wasn’t really working out seeing as she was holding her hands behind her back. So we went inside to her room, which is the prettiest room in the afternoon sunlight. Anyway. There’s pics of the mitts, but also pictures of my Maggie when she stopped being so upset about “posing”.

right on track

Jerry's Mitts

I finished up Jerry’s fingerless mitts yesterday, and after a good blocking, they look great and he loves them. This kid has been asking for fingerless mitts for ages, and I am glad he finally has a pair.

For a few days this week I wondered why I was doing this again, wondered if I even wanted to be doing it, wondered if I would finish. But with just a few hours of dedicated knitting time (and some choice documentaries on Netlix Instant*) I am confident I can pull this challenge off and confident the Giants will win.

*Page One and Exit Through the Gift Shop, both good

Jerry's Mitts

Jerry's Mitts

Jerry's Mitts

Maggie has half a pair of mitts, almost, and then I just need to knit a pair for myself. I can totally do this.

Maggie's Mitt

Yay Giants!