A day when she had a lot to say about a little
The temperature had dropped to about 15 degrees F (about -8 C) and I could not find my mitts. I am very fond of these mitts, probably more than is rational. Knit out of Australian Merino 6-ply, my hands felt caccooned in soft, cushy warmth. I assumed I had left them behind somewhere and could only hope someone was enjoying them.
I needed another pair of mitts that would go with my jackets, so I pulled out the last of my Memories sock yarn. I bought this on clearance a long time ago. It was a bold red, white, and blue - not a combination I typically wear although I like the colors separately. I put it in a blue dye bath. It toned down the red, turned the white light blue, and added depth to the blues already present.
These mitts look rather silly. But when I put them on...
they are custom fit. The merino feels lovely. I made a long stretch of ribbing at the end so it would hug my fingers to keep them warm.
The ribbing also folds back nicely when I need to use my fingers.
AND I found my first pair of mitts buried underneath the pillows. Yay! Now I have 2 pairs. I guess I should do some Christmas knitting.
Dickens "A Christmas Carol" has been drawing me in. Over the last couple of weeks I have watched several versions on YouTube:
1935 with Seymour Hicks
1938 by MGM
1951 with Alastair Sim
1984 with George C. Scott
1999 with Patrick Stewart (bought the DVD)
and today I watched Mickey's Christmas Carol (why not?!)
Each one shows a slightly different facet to the story. For some reason I don't get bored with it.
ETA: The YarnGeek just reminded me about the Muppet Christmas Carol. Thanks!! I am going to dig through my VHS tapes. I know it is here somewhere......