Last Friday, just before the end of the work day, Kirsten published her new mitten and I immediately emailed Suzy.
Me: Kirsten Kapur has a mitten I love, Clepsydra*.
Suzy: OMG - LOVE - let's knit them together.... want to?
The short of it is we decided we were being too impulsive, buying (yet more) yarn, starting new projects and, seemingly, showing little control.
It was Suzy's Mom who set us straight. What was the harm, the cost was little, and if we enjoyed knitting mittens together, why not go for it?
We had to acknowledge our love, and slight craziness, for this simple obsession, so the next morning, as soon as we could pull ourselves together, we headed to the LYS for Berroco Ultra Alpaca for our NEW mittens.
Here is Suzy's Clepsydra, color Steel Cut Oats, laying next to her super duper, rock star kitty, Hootie. Hootie doesn't give a hoot.
And here's mine, in Candied Yam, which is the same color as the feathers on chickengrrl Millie's neck. Millie doesn't give a hoot, either.
But, Suzy and I do! We're having fun knitting our way through a great design with great yarn and, when finished, our hands will be warm. You can call us happy and maybe a little giggly, too. (We shared a skein of black for the cuff.)