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.
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?