Monday, February 22, 2010

Coppertone Mitts

Coppertone Mitts 2

This is the one:

- where I made something nearly perfect and then nearly destroyed them.

- where I combined one of my favorite yarns with a wonderfully written pattern to make a project that hit all the high notes in my brief knitting life.

Mountain Colors - Copper - Sock Yarn

- where I was so excited about finishing the project I've worn them every day since mid-January.

- where I was wearing them last Tuesday and they smelled like gasoline after I filled the tank.

- where I popped them into a cool bath with some mild soap and a gray scarf with a coffee stain. (Oh virtuous me, getting all clean and everything.)

- where I went merrily about with that thing called my life. Involving on that day: yoga, groceries, cook, eat, clean, email, Olympics and doze on sofa. In that order.

- where I stagger into the bathroom and discover a Rubbermaid container with two distinct and growing pools of dye bleed - one rust, one gray. Like life seeping slowly out of these knits.

Through the Loops Genmaicha Mitt

Yes. This is the one where the mitts are still here, a little beaten up, but still here. Just like me.

17 comments:

Cookie said...

They are lovely and will clearly wear very well.

NJStacie said...

Whoa - VERY dramatic post! I was getting quite worried there! They look lovely - a great color, too!

heather said...

Gorgeous - glad they made it through such arduous experiences!

barefootrooster said...

oh, lisa, i love this post. knits deserve to be used and loved, and these clearly are. glad you made it through the week.

Gale said...

Still gorgeous I see.

Rose said...

Those are beautiful, so glad you didn't ruin them.

Oiyi said...

Still beautiful!

Nora said...

They're gorgeous - I'm glad it all worked out!!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful mitts!

a friend to knit with said...

oh! so happy they survived!!! they are fantastic.

and your day sounds very similar to mine! the yoga being my favorite part! :)

Knitting Out Loud said...

They're gorgeous!!!

Lauren said...

so glad they aren't ruined as they are lovely!

Smallest Friend said...

The color of the yarn in that first photo is gorgeous!!

judy said...

Still beautiful! Did you give them another rinse to move some of the gray out?

Jenny said...

Phew! I was so worried about the mitts. Glad they came out ok! They are just beautiful.

Susie said...

Those are really gorgeous mitts. Glad they washed well.

Katie M. said...

It's all about staying power! Those mitts definitely passed the test. And are still lovely. Handknits should have stories, too.