Dude, what is up with this New England weather? Right now, as I type, it is 68F in my apartment. That's good, right? Yes, it is. Especially when I can achieve this by setting my heat at only 55F. This would not be so amazing were it May and not JANUARY. I'm not complaining (much), except to note that I had not realized how essential winter cold was in keeping my allegies at bay. It's January and they're still bothering me. Aaah-chooo!
Anyway, with this in mind what the heck am I doing knitting mittens?
Well, you see, it's like this. Last weekend I found myself on a train. On a train and toting an incredible amount of luggage with me. Why complicate matters further by carrying along a big project like a sweater? And (I'm embarrassed to admit this) I'm fresh out of mittens. Yup, you read that correctly. I, a knitter, have no mittens to call my own.
This situation must be corrected. So, I threw a skein of Cascade 220 [Colorway unknown. You think that I might have copied it down before tossing the lable, but no. This blog is not Mensa Knitter, apparently] and my DPNs into my bag and away I went for a crazy weekend in the Big Apple.
Upon my return I had almost an entire pair of mittens, a very warm apartment, and a new knitting bag.