Summer, Winter, Fall, Summer

October 7, 2010

 After our bout of cold winter weather, and two snowfalls, we went back into fall, and a glorious one at that.  All the aspens turned yellow at the same time and turned Calgary into a city of gold.  This week we’ve had a return to summer like temperatures, making me wish I could call in sick and go for a lovely long walk in the woods.  Unfortunately we are so busy at work that that isn’t an option, even if I was sick!  We considered turning off the phones so that no one could get a hold of us, but in the end decided that wasn’t exactly responsible now was it!  It seems on weeks when the work has piled up to the rafters, that is when people call asking the hard questions that require me to research the answers.  However I now know how to remove triethylene glycol from water, and which membrane to use to filter silver, so these are positive outcomes. 

In anticipation of the cold weather coming back I’m busy making a pair of fingerless gloves, which may shock some people.  I like wearing fingerless gloves around the house in winter, and even at the office at times, but outside?  In Calgary?  Are you crazy, do you want to lose a finger or two to frostbite?  However these are the Snapdragon Flip-top mittens designed by Ysolda, which have a full thumb, and then a top flap that is knitted on and can be moved up to cover your cold little fingers, and then flipped back out of the way so that when I start the car up, or want to play with the radio I’ll be able to .  Essentially driving mittens for my evil car commuting lifestyle I now have.  Evil Anne.  But pretty mittens, made from very, very pretty Madelaine Tosh in Spicy Ginger.

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5 Responses to “Summer, Winter, Fall, Summer”

  1. Niiiiiice! You could also skip the flip top, and buy a cheap pair of shrinky gloves to wear underneath. A friend of mine does that so that she can run her ipod & buss tickets.

  2. Heather said

    Very nice mittens!

  3. margene said

    Gorgeous and perfect for fall weather. Work and home are the perfect place to wear mitts.

  4. Cheryl S. said

    Great mitts – and a beautiful fall color they are.

  5. Heather said

    Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

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