Omigod. I love blogging. And I love bloggers. I love bloggers from Minnesota.
About a week ago, I did a post about some beading work I have completed recently. Ruth at Nature Knitter, asked me to make something for her. She sweetened the deal by offering to knit me some half-mitts. A crafty trade? Hell, YES!
(I have to say, I think what I made for her will pale in comparison. Did I get pictures of my work? Nope. If Ruth isn't completely embarrassed by it, maybe she will show the lanyard I made for her.)
I. LOVE. THEM.
Look at all the colors! Love 'em.
They are warm. They are totally washable. They fit me perfectly. They are unbelievably cute.
They remind me of hobo gloves...but in a good way. They will keep my hands warm while I jess up the RAPTOR birds...
Jessing up: While I have the bird on my left hand, I have to hold the jesses (leather straps) in between my thumb and first finger, and with my right hand, work a small metal swivel into the slits in the jesses and then slip the tether into the hole of the swivel.
If I lost you there, don't worry about it. Suffice to say, winters at RAPTOR will be easier for me now that I have HAND-KNITTED, COOL HALF-MITTS FROM The Great Frozen North, made by a cool birder-blogger.
*I walked outside with them tonight. I didn't need to go outside...I just went outside with my new mitts on. Just because.*
Edit: News on the camera...It is finished, and the UPS tracking says that it is in Pennsylvania and due to arrive at the store on Monday. I guess it would have been too much trouble to just send it to me. Oh, sure. I can take time from my busy schedule to go back to the store AGAIN.
But I digress. It's coming. Soon.