I have had a long week, add my regular work week with two conferences I had to attend for work and I am plain tuckered out. And let me just say my head hurts, so if you want a bright and shiny blog post today I suggest you look elsewhere. I know my life is pretty darn terrific, I have a house, food, clothing, and a lovely family, but today with my head feeling like someone is hitting me with a hammer, I am not in the best of moods. But I do have mitts to show you so lets look at these and see if they brighten me up a bit.
I have to be honest with all of you, I see loads and loads of mitts out there and I never quite understand them, I mean my fingers are cold in the Winter, not so much my wrists. But after seeing this easy pattern on Wildflower Wool Knits, from October 31, I decided to give them a try. I made that pair for my SIL in green wool, but decided to make some more. They are easy and fun, and great to embellish.
These are made from leftover Berroco Remix, yarn I used to make my Sawtelle Sweater ages ago. I decided to pull out some needle felting supplies and give these a fun flower.
This pair were made with the rest of the Remix, and they got a few crocheted embellishments. I finished these last night. Note to self, do not try and sew up mitts when your head is hurting, I got all whacked out and the thumb is not quite in the same spot on both mitts. Really, how hard is it to sew a seam?
These mitts are fun, well if I don't show you both of them on at the same time, when worn together they just look wonky. I will have to fix that darn seam today.
Maybe the wonky seam also had to do with the news I received last night. I was planning a trip up to see my son swim at Ohio State next weekend. He had a really big meet that would set the tone for the rest of the season. I was so excited, I have not seen him since August. I had planned for four nights away, it is a three day meet with prelims and finals. Well the text I got last night stated he might not be swimming this weekend, he had sprained his ankle really bad and is on crutches, and is wearing some sort of boot.
Can I just say that I think that deserved a phone call? Kids these days do everything by text. So I told him to call me and he asked if I was mad, mad at him from spraining his ankle? No way, mad at him for texting me about it a day after it happened, yes! He said at least it isn't broken, they took x-rays and it is only a really bad sprain. Well that doesn't make me feel a whole lot better. He actually did it at practice, during dry-land training, so they were checking on it right away. So I am frustrated right now, he was doing well this season and had big hopes for a very solid season. I need to just send him positive healing thoughts right now and hope it isn't near as bad as I think it is. He will be home for 42 hours over Thanksgiving, so at least I will see him soon.
After taking the mitts photo shoot this morning I turned around and went over to Her Highness, she was looking particularly fetching with water droplets all over here. I wanted to remind her that Christmas is near and she should start blooming soon and look what I saw.....
She knows exactly what she is doing without a lecture from me.
Normally I don't take pictures of dead flowers on my pavers, but don't you think it is interesting that this picture is almost the exact color scheme of the mitts?
Watching the photo shoot and quite bored with all the camera activity is this boy. Look at his wet belly from the wet ground. He has been a bit upset with me being gone so much these past few days. He might ignore me if I am home, but he wants me home to ignore if he chooses.
Well on the bright side of things, I have four days at home during a busy time of year that I was not expecting. My son will heal, and he will be home very soon. And eventually my head will stop hurting, see I am trying to look on the bright side of things.
Hope your Sunday is a happy one.