22Jan2009 post (Angelina Cable Fingerless Mitts Pattern download page)
14Jan2009 post (3 Photos - Adult Size)
11Jan2009 post (3 Photos - Kindergartener Size)
07Jan2009 post (1 Photo - Kindergartener Size)
05Jan2009 post (2 Photos - Toddler Size)
04Jan2009 post (3 Photos - Toddler Size)
You had seen the left mitt in my 7Jan09 post. I used the toddler size version I made earlier in the week as a sizing reference point when resizing these for Udar's soon-to-be 6 yr old girl, Angelina. They're just a little wider with a slightly larger thumb. These photos show what the results look like on my 3 yr old:
I must say these photos came out better than I expected. You'd never guess that she was constantly in motion the entire time I tried to snap these. This is how I envisioned Missy's version would come out ... more wrist coverage, more finger coverage. But NOOOOO, my picky toddler wanted hers short all around (see 4Jan09 post).
Yes, there is tape on her finger. We were mending something (paper + toddler = rips), and she took a small piece of tape to wrap around her finger.
Missy is enjoying the purple pair I made for her, and hasn't lost them yet. She can't distinguish the left one from the right one; it's a good thing these are interchangeable. I think it just bothers me when she mixes them up, because I intended the twists to twist outwards on both hands. Nobody else would really notice the difference.
I've started another pair of these mitts in a peachy color, this one will be a ladies small size (viz. fits my hand). Ok, I know I said I would stop winging it, but I can't help myself! It's like an addiction. Maybe I need a 12 step program.
Today, I spent the day doing the unglamorous task of looking at commodes and I think I have found the one I want. Well, the 2nd one on my want list. It's the American Standard Champion 4, because it is one of the few toilets with a 4" flush valve. Bigger is better. The only thing I haven't quite decided on is whether to go with an elongated bowl (like photo above) or round bowl (like photo below). They advertise the elongated styles as being more comfortable.
The round bowl model comes in a more standard height, which might be better for Missy. The elongated bowl model is higher by 1 to 2 inches.
Yes, these are #2 on my want list. The one that was at the top of the list is also a Champion 4 model, however it is a one-piece unit (instead of 2 separate pieces, bowl and tank) -- great for easy cleaning. The downside of this one is that I saw it for $500 at HD. Eeks! Oh, did I mention we need to get two? Yes, both of the ones that came with our new house are leaky and super loud wailers. It has gotten progressively worse over the past year. We are just fed up with them.
Now that I have finished Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell on 26 CDs, I have started Lord of the Rings Return of the King which is short in comparison, only 16 CDs! I'm near the end of the 2nd CD, and I'm wondering whether I should have chosen a book with more instant gratification before beginning this one. It's slow going as I tend to listen to audio books while knitting in bed. My current "bed" project is a lace scarf, something that requires so much concentration that I am unable to work on it while watching TV. That's why I have "mindless" knitting for the telly. The peachy mitts fit that bill. Which do you think you'll get to see first? Prolly the mitts, the scarf is moving slower than molasses on a cold winter's day.
Okeedokee, time to go make a minor dent in tonight's episode of 24; thank goodness for Tivo!
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