My little sister saw these mittens walk into the opening ceremony last Friday and sent me an email and a message on Facebook about them. I think she was hinting around that she wanted a pair.
I know she reads this blog but she must have forgotten about the many posts I have written on the subject of my lack of skill in the stranded mitten department. These have just received the death sentence. I am so over them and their crappy tension issues.
Nonetheless, I was intrigued. I love a challenge and I already had this on the shelf collecting dust. Plus I had a ton of fingering weight leftover from the Lillehammer.
In an hour or so I had this much to show for my efforts and even I have to say they're not too shabby considering how terrible I am at this.
The next morning, while watching Canada's victory over our women's hockey team, I managed to get even more done without pulling my hair out and wanting to jump off a bridge. They are not going to be an exact match but I think this pattern is even prettier than the Slovakian team's. They won't be finished by the end of this year's Olympics but I am pretty sure they will be done by the time the cauldron is lit in Pyeongchang. That's in South Korea and that's where the action will be in 2018.