I know I’m a little late with my weekend post, but I’m kinda late with everything at the moment. Can we just say I’m early with the mid-week one?
A few months ago, I sent an e-mail to my mum.
I get cold in the winter, and when I’m cold all those niggerdly past injuries from a very active (and slightly clumsy) life in my twenties start to hurt.
I also have man hands, maybe not in width and chunkiness, but definitely in length. Most ladies gloves aren’t big enough, if I can get them on they never cover my wrists, and my sleeves aren’t ever long enough either. So I always have cold wrists.
The link is to one of the Purl Bee’s little gems that I spotted a while ago, and really liked, but don’t have the skills for. (Click on the photo for the link to Purl Bee)
On the other hand, my Mum is a champion knitter. I can remember her sitting on the sofa watching Coronation Street knitting away every night for most of my childhood.
I’m a knit-a-row, purl-a-row kind of knitter. Slow and simple, I get there eventually. Scarves are great, anything more complicated than that is never going to happen. Mum can do complicated things with multiple needles, I still drop stitches.
Mum knows (well, anyone who ever met me knows) that blues, purples and reds are my kind of colours. I’m not really a green person, although I do like a little bit now and again. Mint-green, grass-green, fine. Lime green, not so much.
Just to illustrate, the colours of my t-shirts are as follows: 1 black, 1 white, 2 green, 10 in red pink or purples, 10 in varying shades of blue. Yes, I really did just go and count them.
I also have 24 t-shirts. Don’t judge me, I’m just not a blouse kinda girl.
Look what arrived in the post (mail) last week.
And it’s not even my birthday!
Needless to say, I love them.
Forgive the quality of the photography, it’s difficult to take a photo of your own hand with a camera phone without getting a blur or missing out some of the length of these babies. I wouldn’t look too closely at the state of my nails either. Please.
You get the idea anyway, and the colour’s spot on.
I’m happy. Very, very happy. I like my new hand-warmers.
I can do stuff and still have warm hands (and warm wrists). Yay!
PS, I know it’s a bit of a cheat to put this post in the “Claire Bear makes” category when it’s actually Claire Bear’s Mum made, but I’m not adding an extra category just for one thing. OK?