I DID IT
Ok let me tell you the story of these mittens. The story of these mittens is that three years ago, when I was still in Paris, I managed to make one mitten before it got too hot for them to be useful. “I’m not spending my summer making a mitten,” I said to myself. “I’ll put it in this drawer until it gets cooler and I can start the second one.” And so I did, I put it in my chest of drawers, where it was immediately devoured by carpet beetles, along with all the remaining yarn I had to finish the other one. And I was mad.
Now, finally, years later, they are done. Two whole mittens. May the yarn gods forever protect them from the forces of evil.