Monday, January 11, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

It has been really cold here the last couple of days (I know this is relative, so some of you who live in scary cold places will think I'm a big pansy....).  The temperature was 20 when I left the house this morning, and sadly I was not dressed at all appropriately.  This is not because I was unaware of the temperature, but rather that I had a job interview and had on the dreaded pantyhose/suit combo.  I am a person who does not handle cold well, so wandering around New York in the freezing weather while wearing the equivalent of NOTHING on my legs is not my idea of a good time. However, I survived, and after a really hot cup of coffee, I have thawed.

I also snagged the mittens I knit for my mother for Christmas when she was here so I could get a picture.  I gave away all the Christmas presents I knitted this year without remembering to photograph a single one, so I was glad to get this picture.  They're from Mostly Mittens by Charlene Schurch; I've made a couple of other things from this book, and her patterns are really nice.  I used Knitpicks Palette for the solid color (I got a sampler of all the colors long ago, and am desperately trying to use some up - it isn't working, however.  I think the yarn might be multiplying in its container, because I swear there's more in there than when I got it....), and I think Louet fingering weight for the variegated.  My mom seems to like bright colors on her hands and feet, so this combination seemed to fit the bill.

Now for another cup of coffee...

3 comments:

Bezzie said...

Those are gorgeous!!! I don't think it's really that cold, but I will cut you some slack on the pantyhose...those must have been invented by men. BRRR!

glittrgirl said...

Fabulous!

grmybmy said...

I'm always happy to use up some of those crazy colors that no one else would be caught dead in--like the hot pink on the fingerless gloves--we'll have to do a picture of those! Thanks!