Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Man Mitts ver. 1.0

The other day DH announced he wanted man mitts. He's anticipating lots of evening and weekend work on the Wall Street mess, during which the heat, literal and figurative, may or may not be on. So man mitts were made.

Man mitts

The mitts are worked in Malabrigo Worsted, colorway 508 Blue Graphite. It was DH's idea to style them this way. I think it's a hint to the IT department – his abacus only goes up to 9,999,999,999,999. DH likes to be prepared.

The only trouble is they're a bit baggy and (sez he) itchy. I made the mistake of mumbling something like these are version 1.0 and DH could have nicer mitts. He agreed happily. Next time, he wants cashmere mitts with half-fingers. He also wants socks, but that's another story.

Meanwhile, casa Jersey Knitter is looking forward to the vice presidential debate tomorrow, October 2, at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, at 9 p.m. EDT. Guess that means no SnB for me!

If the prospect of a debate between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden isn't riveting enough, there's a fascinating sideshow. Moderator Gwen Ifill has been preparing despite a broken ankle – she even solicited questions from the public. Conservative commentators somehow only today noticed Ifill has a pending book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, listed on Amazon (publication date: Inauguration Day 2009) and are claiming bias. Hm... is their raising the hue and cry now due to inadequate vetting or something else? What say you?


Daniele said...

Those Mitts came out good. When are you starting the next prototype? I've always wanted to make the half-finger ones. Let me know how it works out.

As for the debate, I always get a much better understanding of all that happened when they do the highlights afterwards. I'll probably skip... WAY past my 8:30 bedtime! :)

Kim said...

Manly mitts, but I like them too. Mr. Jersey must have uber sensative hands if he says Malabrigo is itchy. I think cashmere mitts would bring extra good karma to Mr. Jersey as he works on THE MESS. I may have to stay home from SnB too. That debate is must see.

Bezzie said...

Nice mitts. I use them when I don't turn the heat on here at home too!

I can't wait for this debate! Hee hee! I really despise both VP picks for various reasons and this is going to be better than "reality" tv!!!

Jessica said...

Love the mitts. The mister must be a sensative soul. ;)

Staying up to watch what I can. Kicking this cold has to take priority unfortunately.

Nancy said...

I like the Manly Malabrigo Mitts, but they should be heavenly in cashmere :o)

I'm staying home to watch the VP debate also - get ready for the fireworks!!!

CrazyFiberLady said...

Love the mitts! Geez, malabrigo? Itchy? Good luck with the next version.

I stayed home to watch the debate too. She did an awsome job regurtitating everything he said last week right down the using the word naivete.