Friday, May 24, 2013

From the Yarn Basket: A Little Something for That Cold and Rainy Irish Weather

Rainy. Windy. 4ยบ Celsius (that's right, we have to start thinking of temperatures in C or we will never know what to expect when we walk out the door). The weather we can expect on a January day in Dublin will be pretty dreary. Not so bad compared to frigid winter days in the Midwestern U.S.A., but we should still be prepared! I made these lovely and functional mittens for Cory so that he can stay warm while he is performing in the street....or hawking souvenirs at unsuspecting tourists....or whatever it is he finds to do...

Cory posing with the brown mittens
Hmmm...maybe Cory can take up modeling?

These mittens are made with an inexpensive acrylic yarn, but I unfortunately lost the label, so I can't tell you much more than that. The yarn is very soft and I think it will keep Cory's fingers nice and toasty. Except when he needs some manual dexterity, that is, at which point he can flip over the tops, secure them with a fancy button, and voila! His fingers are free!

Brown fingerless mittens with fold-over finger cover seen with a keyboard
He can even type if he needs to!
Stayed tuned for further knitting fun! I am working on a couple things right now, including a goodbye present for my lab. It will be super-nerdy science fun!

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