Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bland and Boring

Remember when you were a kid and your mother made you eat your vegetables before you could have dessert? Now when you're all grown up (and should therefore be able to call the shots), ever notice how many times you still have to wait for dessert (metaphorically speaking)? We do.

Partly, it's because we've discovered there's a certain pleasure in the anticipation. Partly, it's because you really do need to build on a strong foundation. Ask the piggies. They know. It's the house that's made of bricks that survives.

Here are our mittens.....the foundation of our project. They needed to be close-fitting and although you can't see it in the photo, they do fit us perfectly. They needed a special little cuff-thingy (technical term) and that's what they have.

Now, bring on the fun!

Linking today to the Needle and Thread Network which is an ever-growing group of Canadian needleworkers.  Hop on over and have a look!

~ Cheers!


  1. Since I can't knit to save my life I find them anything but boring:)

  2. I always love new mittens... those look very nice with the added trim at the cuff
    in stitches

  3. I like the technical term "cuff-thingy". It rates right up there with the computer term "doey" as in "click on the doey at the top".

  4. I can't wait to see the fun part.
    Never forget that life is short, always eat dessert first.

  5. I love how you did the cuff , I love hand made mittens and these are special.


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