...are Red Heart:
Yarn snob? Me?! No way! I love these Red Heart mittens from Knitting Grandma. Why? First and foremost, my mittens are machine washable AND dryable. After about a week of subway riding these mittens are filthy. Believe me, somebody is going to find some virus that puts the bird flu to shame, and it will be discovered on the MBTA. Ewww!
Now, the last thing that I want to do with a pair of filthy mittens is to touch them more than I must. They're tossed in the wash with my super-duper extra-strength germ-destroying detergent. Just in case any of the little buggers survive that, I toss the mittens in the dryer where the heat cooks those germies nice and dead.
Germophobe? Who, me?
Red Heart is not the softest of acrylics. But the first week of cold weather really got me to think about what I need in a mitten. And, honestly, ease of care is a criterion.
I am planning to knit one pair of mittens in the Cascade 220 to match my scarf (oh, what we do for fashion). I am knitting my father's mittens in Wool Ease. Why not use it for at least one pair of my own mittens? Or a hat? Why not indeed?
I can sense that my DPNs are going to be very, very busy this season.