A weekend's worth of knitting can easily produce a great pair of Chimera mittens. These mittens knit up very quickly - a puzzle to me. Being a double layer, they are actually the better part of two pairs of mittens, yet they knit up quickly. There is something about that layering that is motivational.
Niece Christie, Katie's sister - that's Katie of the red hat and red & black Chimera mittens - requested 'texting' mittens. Yes, you heard that right. Another request. I think, so far, I'm up to four for 2011. A record!
Christie: "Aunt Brenda, could you knit me texting mittens too? I could pay for the yarn"
Me: Masking my extreme delight at another request so as not to appear too dorky
"Sure. I'd love too, and you don't have to pay for the yarn. It will be a gift."
Christie: With a big grin. "Thanks Aunt Brenda."
Me: "Do you want the same pattern as Katie's mittens?"
Christie: Again, with a big grin. "Yes, please."
Me: "And what colour would you like?"
Christie: "Blue and black, please."
Me: "OK, blue and black it is. "
Christie: With another big grin "Thanks, Aunt Brenda. Are you sure you don't want me to pay for the yarn?"
Don't you love 14 year old girls?
Wednesday at work, I picked up the blue yarn but no black. I had lots of black left over from both Katie's mittens and 'Sis' hat.
But no more than that, because of this.