My friend Marilyn ran into a friend of hers who was on a fingerless mitten-knitting rampage. We've all seen bum mitts before, right? Maybe you (just like Marilyn,) didn't really get into them the first time around. Maybe because they look like "bum gloves"? (right, Julie?) If you're reading this and thinking, "that is the most ridiculous, useless project that ever made its way into Northern Michigan. It's actually cold here. Really cold. Fingers belong on mittens for a reason," I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you would be wrong. Sorry.
These little gems are perfect for a whole bunch of everyday things. Like to listen to the radio when you're driving? Great! You can change the station when Bob and Tom get a little too raunchy. Is the office cold all the time because of a
cheap frugal boss or your menopausal coworkers? Keep your digits a little warmer without sacrificing efficiency--you can type with these bad boys on. Dog walkers, quilters, smokers and runners all agree--these are great little accessories to wear and use when you're doing what you do. (Note: I did not say these are a replacement for full-on mittens in February. Come on, now.)
And of course, the obligatory coffee mug shot:
Wait. There's more. I knit these with ONE skein of Claudia Handpainted fingering weight, color Mangled Tangled. With a little leftover. Seriously. For $12.75, you can a Christmas gift that is fast, doesn't need to fit perfectly (they stretch to form-fit your hands!) and is perfectly suited to the practical people in your life. (There are man colors here, too.)
Sorry. I'm gushing over these like they're the invention of the A-bomb or something. They're really simple and plain and have been done many times before, I know. They're just so dang cute and comfortable and squishy and practical and machine washable and quick and giftable that I couldn't help myself.
Thanks, Marilyn. I love them, too!