Saturday, February 14, 2009
Misery in Chicago?
I do have my miserable moments. Every morning, before my first cup of coffee, I take Piccolo out for a walk. I had the dressing for the weather thing down for both of us with the exception of my hands. A few times, wearing knit gloves, it felt like my fingers would snap off. I started to think that a fluffy wool lined mitten with long cuffs to avoid that dreaded gap between my coat and the mitten would be just the right thing. I obsessed. I did a little swatching with some worsted weight yarn, and some unspun Icelandic wool gifted by Mary last at last weekend's road trip, and decided to use some Kureyon from my stash. I chose contrasting wool for the thrums so they would be an extra pop of color. I washed them in Soak to get the inside felting started a bit and to soften the Kureyon. I'm ready for the next cold snap, if another one happens this year.