Periodically in the past, I've been known to wonder out loud about the burning issues of the day: How many mitts are too many? How many cowls? Or scarves? Or sweaters? Or afghans?
Not only did you weather those moments with patience, many of you responded with calm certitude: "There's no such thing." It's taken me awhile to grasp this essential, but I've finally come to my senses. Or lost them, depending on your perspective.
It seems important to establish that frame of reference, because instead of waiting to accidentally tumble down a rabbit hole, I've chosen to seek one out, leap into it and relish the experience.
As a result, I've been off in my own little knitting wonderland, experimenting and knitting a variety of fast and easy things. Mitts have been the main attraction for the practical reason that they're warm and it's cold outside.
It's also cold in my office, so I wear my favorite thumb-less mitts all day, every day. If I need my hands free, I just pop my thumb out of the opening and wear them like wristlets or cuffs.
I also wear them when I knit, because they keep my hands warm, fingers flexible, and help prevent achiness and stiffness.
How many mitts are too many?
With your invaluable knitterly wisdom and support, I've discovered what you've known all along: There's no such thing.
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