We have a pair!
Miranda's mittens are done. Or, almost done. Miranda, you have to let me know if you want the i-cord connecting string attached to the mittens so that you can keep them with your coat. Leave a comment here or email me privately to discuss.
For everyone else, I'll share the pros and cons of the mitten string. For the mainly pedestrian me, the string is essential. The CharlieCard stays in my mitten, the mittens stay with my coat, the coat remains on my body. So long as I don't lose the coat (no small feat these days) the mittens and the card stay safe.
If my life were a little more car focused, I would ditch the string. You can't drive while wearing the mittens (much too slippery) and you cannot let them dangle from your coat sleeves while maneuvering your vehicle. This especially applies to those of you with a manual transmission. Trust me. Sooner or later the string and mitten will wrap themselves around the gearshift, you'll move your arm and pop the car into neutral. Fun times.
With the mittens complete, or almost, it's time to turn my attention back to Shannon's sweater.