Knitting the charcoal mitt to replace DH’s missing one went so quickly and smoothly, I immediately cast-on to knit a second replacement! I thought if ever another mitt should escape, DH wouldn’t have to run around with one cold hand while I knit. Such a clever girl I am!
Thursday evening I gave DH the finished mitt, so he once again had a pair to wear on Friday. Then Friday night I mentioned that I needed him to model the pair, while holding the spare, for a quick photo shoot on Saturday. He said, “Yeh, about that… ”
My jaw dropped and I gasped, “No.”
He’d lost another mitt!! – The pair and a spare had lasted less than a day.
Here he is modeling a mitt (no way of knowing if it’s mitt #1, 2 or 3) and the supposed spare, #4:
We thoroughly examined his black coat and determined that the pockets set into the coat’s side seams just aren’t deep enough, making it far too easy for hand knit mitts to jump out! He promises to put them in the patch pockets on the coat’s front from now on. Hopefully, he’ll be able to keep this remaining pair of mitts through the rest of the winter. I really don’t want to knit a fifth charcoal mitt for him anytime soon.
I’m too busy knitting a pair of charcoal mitts for myself! I’m using my favorite fingerless mitt pattern, written by Kathleen Taylor. These fun little mitts take less than fifty grams of sock yarn!
I’ve chosen Sensations (JoAnns) Bamboo & Ewe, ‘a superfine wool/bamboo blend’ of 55% wool, 30% nylon and 15% rayon from bamboo. It has a lovely sheen and is very soft! Mmmm, I’m going to enjoy both the knitting and wearing of my new mitts.