March 24, 2008

Appreciating warm hands

Did you ever try to peel and eat an orange, outside, when it's several degrees below freezing and windy? Did your fingers turn so cold you tried to peel the last half wearing hand knit wool mittens?

Easter ski trips and oranges go hand in hand. Sometimes the hands get too friggin cold! I had to make myself some fingerless mitts for future outdoors orange peeling.


My easter holiday was great! Mostly sunny and filled with lots of snow and ski trips. I even rented carving skis and had a go at going very fast downhill for the first time in 15 years. The Inga hat was worn and loved every day:) And now I've just finished unloading the 8th load of laundry since we got back home. 5 of them were wool cycle washes. The house smells faintly of very clean wet sheep. (It's a good thing!)


Bezzie said...

And I'll bet your mitties smell faintly of oranges! YUM! Very pretty and a good idea!

Batty said...

Glad you had a great holiday! I haven't tried outside orange peeling, but now that you mention it, it does sound vaguely unpleasant. Good for you for fixing that problem in the most knitterly way imaginable.

Sarah said...

Yay skiing! I'm glad someone is out there getting some turns since I can't!