Mittens accomplished!

I know with that title I’m risking the hitching of this post to another recent accomplishment, but this has nothing to do with the main event of 1 May 2011. I have several conflicting thoughts and emotions regarding that event with which I may never bore you, or might one day attempt to articulate coherently. Today is not that day.

For now I have only this: We lived in NYC back in the day and saw what we saw, heard what we heard, smelled what we smelled, and experienced … Well, you get the idea. And still we did not take to the street and wave flags or pump fists or shout exuberantly here. Nor would we. Quiet remembering is quite enough.

I did, however, feverishly finish a pair of mittens. I should have been writing an eight-page academic paper, but could not settle to the task, much in the same way I could not knit or do anything of substance during most of September and all of October of 2001, other than, oddly, weave baskets, something I’ve not done since. So there you have it: A pair of mittens and an unfinished paper. Speaking of which …

Oops! Details, details: Trellis mittens designed by Mari Muinonen for Vogue Knitting, Fall 2008. Knit on US#9 needles with Araucania Toconao. Ravelry link is here.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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2 Responses to Mittens accomplished!

  1. Sarah says:

    They are beautiful! Great job Patti!

  2. DawnK says:

    Beautiful! They look like they were fun to knit!

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