Maybe thumbs are the new sleeves?

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I’ve finally had a spare evening and after many hours of concentrated knitting I have, instead of one mitten and a cuff, two mittens short of one thumb.The last few rows were plain pain and it will be some time before I make mittens again. They say February is for pink so maybe I should look into that and knit pink. I really hope someone wiser than me will say that these mittens are exceptionally tricky and that it will all come out in the wash (as Willy Wonka would say) or in the blocking in this case. A part of me thinks that this color work is a very difficult one but it could also be that I don’t want to admitt that maybe they didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. We’ll see, after blocking.

I’ve actually asked Julle if he really needs two thumbs (I mean, he usually takes off his mittens and gloves to use his phone anyway)¬†and he said yes. Bummer.