11
Jan
08

I am soooo lazy.

Unfortunately OR got my lazy gene as well. Anyway, I was making mittens for my friend Lisa. I made one on the way to and from Maryland. Then I tried to make a second, but it was too small, so I made it into a fingerless mitt. Then I made a second fingerless mitt. Then I started again on the second mitten. Aargh, it is too small! I am just way too lazy to make a fifth, or even fix the 4th (and guess what – the fingerless mitts don’t match either 😦 ) plus I don’t have enough 220 yarn. I am tempted, however, to felt the larger one and try to give them to a friend’s daughter. But I don’t know many people with daughters and the one I am thinking of I made a baby blanket for 3 years ago and never saw it again. She couldn’t even drape it over the infant carrier? But I digress. Here are my poor bedraggled mittens:

(P.S. my finishing skills leave a lot to be desired as well. I don’t know why I always end up with ends poking out.)

So because I am so lazy, I ended up making a different pair for Lisa:

I made these out of one skein of this 100% wool yarn I got at Jo-Ann. They had these kits on sale (some still have them, but they aren’t on sale for some reason) for $8 – 4 skeins of yarn as well as a circular needle, crochet hook, tapestry needle and thread. It was for a felted bag but I am not fond of felting and I thought it was a great deal. I have two of these.

So for my Christmas knitting I still need to complete one mitten for Amy and two for Shivani – for 2007. How’s that for timeliness? At least the mittens aren’t taking that long to complete. I made the pink and white ones in two days.

Which reminds me – I have a secret. I should have been cleaning or doing errands, but I went to the movies twice this week. On Monday I saw “Sweeney Todd” and started the first mitten. On Tuesday I saw “Juno” and started the second mitten. I do feel guilty for seeing movies while BR is working, but I get so much knitting done 😉

(Stash accounted for: 172 skeins)

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4 Responses to “I am soooo lazy.”


  1. January 11, 2008 at 7:31 am

    I’ve heard good things about both those movies!!

    Hmm, about the ends sticking out – http://www.maggiesrags.com/tips_ends.htm (altho I never leave an 8″ end!)
    http://www.knitpicks.com/content/index.php/cat/weaving-in-ends/

    There are lots of resources out there!! This one shouldn’t be too bad to resolve.

  2. January 11, 2008 at 9:12 am

    The pink/white mittens are like strawberry cheesecake. Splurging on your own happiness is ok, don’t feel guilty

  3. January 11, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I do that one bigger than the other. It’s annoying. Save the mittens for charity, or send them off to a charity now. Don’t give them to someone who has already demonstrated a callous disregard for your handknits.

    Ooh, good movies! I’m hoping to see There Will Be Blood tonight. And ditch the guilt over a couple of movies.

  4. January 11, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    I like the striped mittens, I think I’ll check out my Jo-Ann’s tomorrow, just in case they have the kit and it’s on sale.


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Elspeth

is a knitter, librarian and pop culture enthusiast in the San Francisco Peninsula. Email me at emmckee@rocketmail

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