One of my evening projects this week has been knitting mittens for Lorn, Harper, August and Eden, who are between 1 and almost 7. They provided me with their hand tracings and color wishes earlier this fall, and I planned to have their mittens in the mail before the new year.
It took me awhile to find just what I needed, some mini skeins of worsted weight acrylic in the required colors for 99 cents/ skein about 10 days ago. They are DIY yarn from Lion Brand. They are a very basic pattern, in multiple sizes, perfect for comparing to four little hand tracings. I just change colors whenever it suits me, trying to make them unique to each child.
Lorn and Harper like the same colors, so I pulled some leftover grape yarn from my basket to set off the pink a little more.
Things were going great until this morning, when August’s completed mitten grew legs and wandered off! I hunted everywhere, looked under the couches, in the cupboards, any place they might be, including places that would make you wonder about my sanity. I kept on knitting until I wasn’t sure of my striping and laid it aside.
I had plenty of other things to work on, and had a Christmas piano recital at a local Assisted Living Center, so I hoped that the prodigal mitten would turn up when I quit looking for it. I came home from the recital, made myself a cup of Earl Grey and was thinking that maybe I should just finish the one in progress, and there, on the floor, where I KNOW I looked…
How can this be? And, one side of it was just a bit damp…DH says the dog couldn’t have taken it, but how could it be a little damp in a spot or two if it had been laying there for 8 hours??????? Is it just me, or do these things happen to you as well? Well, at least the prodigal has returned, and I will have three pair done by bedtime, if no one runs away again!