Thursday, December 24, 2009

Is It An Oven Mitt Or A Mitten?

I am doing my best to not post anything depressing or down today - for my sake as well as those who read. So here is a funny situation that had the boys and I laughing hysterically last night.

I am knitting some items for my oldest son's girlfriend - mittens, ski band, scarf and mittens. My son and I picked up some little things from the dollar store. And he is using the gift cards he got from her (Walmart and Kohl's) to get her something else.

When my son saw the mittens I'd made he was visibly disappointed. He told me they looked like an oven mitt! I guess they were a little big and bulky. I ended up going to bed unsure of what I would do. This morning, I got up and immediately set to work on crocheting another pair of mittens in a smaller size. And my son was much more pleased. I'm not sure what will come of the larger sized pair. My son told me he could still give them to his girlfriend to use as oven mitts - but I don't think they are bulky enough to provide protection from the heat.

I don't know what happened - I made the mittens as per the directions. Despite my aggravation at having to redo a couple hours of work, the situation did provide us all with a lot of laughter and cheap entertainment. The laughs lasted all night. And I suppose that is a gift of sorts. Although as I'm still laughing over this, my youngest is telling me that the moment is way over!


  1. it's the little things we remember. it's the nothing moments of laughter that stay with us forever, even if there is an empty chair. i hope your upbeat spirit stays with you all through Christmas and on into the New Year,

  2. the moment is not way over. The UK is now laughing about it xx

  3. Moment over? NO way! Laughter is the best medicine and sharing your story just now not only got me to laugh but just changed a really down mood into one that isn't so bad. Your gift to me. Thank you!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and the boys.


  4. People have been giving me little gifts all day today with their words or posted pictures so it is nice to feel I may have done that for others too.

    Kelly - I have been thinking about you and wondering how you have been doing and what is going on with your life. I am so glad you commented. I was going to try and contact you if I didn't hear from you. Let me know how you are.

  5. Hey there! Sorry I haven't been around much. I've been going through the doldrums in a big way. I saw the boys over Thanksgiving but it is not looking like I am going to see them for Christmas. I'm trying really hard to stay positive, but as you know it is not always possible. It was nice to read your story and laugh as I sit here, alone, on Christmas. I needed to laugh.
    Like you, money is extremely tight right now. Add to that my pay check was short by almost $300 when I got it today. I am sure I can get it straightened out, but of all the times of the year for it to happen.
    Tomorrow I am going to comb through my pantry and see if I have the ingredients to perhaps bake some Christmas cookies. I am trying to find things to do to keep busy and keep the attitude positive.
    I am thinking I might even go hit Midnight Mass tonight hoping it will help me on a different level.
    I was happy to read you are going to your friend's house for dinner. That will be good for all of you. Enjoy your day.


  6. Sorry I was offline today. I had to work, and the kids had me busy all afternoon. Well, I'm having quite a laugh about the large mittens myself. My youngest son wants to know what is so funny!

    I hope you wake up tomorrow morning laughing some more.


  7. I forgot to wish you a Merry Christmas. I'm sure I'll be back again soon, but didn't want to let the opportunity pass.

    Merry Christmas!