About 2 weeks ago, I found a pair of mittens at the bus stop in HP. They were obviously handknit, and turned out to be the Aran Island Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski from the book Folk Knitting. I was heartbroken that someone lost their handknit mittens, so I posted on Ravelry, Craigslist, and also put up a flier at the Tazza D’Oro coffee shop.
To my utter surprise, the owner of the mittens saw my flier at the coffee shop and e-mailed me! We met briefly today at the coffee shop to reunite her with her lost mittens. They were a gift she received from a friend. To some non-knitters who may have stumbled across my blog for whatever reason, locating the owner may seem like a waste of energy just for a pair of mittens. Many (but not all) non-knitters don’t appreciate the time and skill that goes into knitting an item. Giving someone a handknit gift shows how much you truly like this person. I wouldn’t waste my time knitting for someone who wouldn’t appreciate it. Just thinking about that makes me shudder! Anyway, it was a no-brainer that I had to find the owner of these mittens. And I did! Yippee for fairytale endings!
Embossed leaf socks update:
I totally *heart* these socks! They are so incredibly fun to knit. And they’re moving along really fast, too. Although I’m a bit worried I may run out of yarn, even though I’m using the exact yarn specified in the pattern, and I really haven’t made any modifications. I’m trying like mad to stick to the pattern, though. The only thing I did modify was the part after the heel which said “Cut yarn.” Excuse me, what? Yikes, who does that?? So I simply worked back across the heel, picked up stitches from the other side of the heel flap and worked on from there. I’ll have enough ends to darn in when I start the second sock (the yarn that was snacked on by a little critter…)