We made it to Omaha, where it is raining. Raining! On the Plains! At Christmas!
Packed in my carry-on was my freshly blocked latest FO, a pair of Trip Mitts in Noro Silk Garden Solo in charcoal, finished with a yard or two of Lett-Lopi in pale gray.
I highly recommend Noro Silk Garden for these mitts. Mitts take a lot of wear, so if you use anything too soft, they will pill or felt. Noro Silk Garden doesn’t pill or felt. Something about the silk in the recipe? I don’t know. But I have used it a lot and not known it to pill or felt.
On the plane rides to get here, I couldn’t help thinking back to the days when this annual journey meant hours of keeping little ones entertained, many plastic cups of Sprite (the spilled and the nearly-spilled, equally stressful), markers lost in the seats, and the fear of leaving a precious toy behind. I remember the year that Joseph played with the ashtray in the armrest the whole way, and asked me, “what is this for?” Now, our biggest problem is leg room. Not a peep out of either of them; I was not even anxious about their Sprites.
I’ll sign off for Christmas now, wishing every one a good one. I’ll be back on December 29.