i try to live by society's rules. you know. i don't intentionally break the law (well except for the speeding ... BUT COME ON! does anyone drive 65 mph on the mass pike? ). i pay my bills on time. I DON'T LIVE ABOVE MY MEANS -- (ie. i didn't buy a house i couldn't afford or i didn't take out a home equity loan to GO ON VACATION), i try to do onto others as i would have done onto me and all of that happy horse shit. and i try to live by my own standard of rules ... i don't call in sick because of a hangover (because if i indulged on a school night, i kind of deserve to suffer a little), i don't go through the drive through because honestly, if i can't get my ass out of the car then i've lost all self-respect (by the way, i'm not judging those of you who do go through the drive-through. this is my rule for my life.). i allow myself a big mac only on road trips over 4 hours. and i try not to let people down.
but sometimes i break my own rules because i am a slacker.
and she kindly did. and i started knitting ... only to get distracted ... and not finish before she released her pattern for sale.
these are beautiful and fun mittens to knit. once i got going, i couldn't stop. my two favorite details are the twisted ribs and the seed stitch palm and inside of the thumb. such a clever design.
i made the larger of the two sizes and used one skein of ella rae classic plus a tiny bit more (i could have probably gotten away with just one skein if i'd been a little bit more careful.) i raveled the details of my pair here.
and since it's been freezing cold here in new england, i've actually gotten to wear them.
you know you want your own pair.