Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lovin' Wool

Originally uploaded by dorriejean
I know, I know - you've seen this picture before!

I wore these mittens sledding last week. I was a bit nervous - they're not waterproof, they're a little big, and they're just handknit mittens. At least, that's what I thought.

Through two hours of sledding, my hands stayed warm and dry. Warm is an understatment - my hands were SWEATING. Now, I walked to school all through high school, and more often than not, my fingers would be bright red with cold by the time I arrived in school. If only I had known how to knit then.....

I love my mittens. They're still soft, and they've felted everso slightly, which makes them fit even better. My hands have never been so happy to play in the snow.

I'm seriously considering knitting myself some wool longjohns for next winter.

Happy knitting!


Jane said...

I often think about knitting a longjohn too, but I know, I'll never get mittens, that's doable.

Nina said...

I'm so happy you're happy with your mittens! :)