A knitter’s confession

I’ve got a confession to make. These lovely Eugenia’s mittens (made with madelinetosh tosh vintage in Nikko Blue) are hiding a shameful secret.

Let me explain. It’s cold here. It’s February. I’ve been thinking for the last few months about lining these mittens because by the time I get home from school with the kids I can’t feel my fingers. My thoughts would wander to the stash and the appropriate yarn for the job. I haven’t done a darn thing about it.

So here’s the deal. I was in the dollar store picking up goodies for my daughter’s 7th birthday party and I came across some cheap & ugly one-size-fits-all mittens. They’re my new liners. As a knitter, I hate to admit this, but they work well. I was working on the driveway today & my hands were so warm they were sweating. Super duper, and only a small amount of shame.

 

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4 Responses to A knitter’s confession

  1. Cookie says:

    Oh, honey. Don’t be ashamed!

    A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta to stay warm.

  2. Tina says:

    No shame at all! As a matter of fact, I love the practicality of it! Just shows what a smart knitter you are!

  3. kmkat says:

    Warmth must come before pride or style or fashion or vanity. After all, how could you knit or spin if your fingers froze off?

  4. Mary Lou says:

    Been there, done that! I have two pairs of beautiful Latvian mittens that need liners for this climate. So far, I have been wearing a pair of light leather gloves under them. One of these days I’ll get to the lining.