Time for a soundtrack. . . Hit it, girls!
(Love this version of Dreamboat Annie. . . but the hair on the guy on keyboard? Oh, my! Just a bit distracting.)
Yes, what else but a song by Heart to commemorate the completion of my Psychic Heart mittens!
I've done enough whining and complaining about this particular project, so I'll keep it to a minimum today. In the end, let's just say that . . . I like the mittens (Ravelry link) a little better than I had expected. Everything looked a bit better after a good blocking. The yarn "plumped up" a bit, the uneven stranding . . .evened out, and the colors just look better together. Oh, and they fit. (That's always a good thing.)
This is the first pair of mittens I've made without a thumb gusset. It was fun to try something new, but I think I prefer mittens with a thumb gusset. The mitten pulls across the palm a bit, although after a while, you get used to it. It's not bad. . . it's just different.
I've been wearing these out-and-about today, and I've had several positive comments. No one (yet) has pointed out that my color choices could have been better. . . or that it was unwise to throw that yellow into the mix. (Even though both of those things are true.)
These mittens are bright and cheerful. They make me happy and keep me warm. Good things. . . in January. . . when the temperature is dropping. . . and snowflakes are in the air.
Earlier this morning, Sharon (no blog) made the 1,000th comment on my blog! I'm really excited -- because Sharon made the original suggestion to offer a minion as a prize for a blog-contest. Congratulations, Sharon! And thanks to all of you for reading, and commenting, and supporting me.