Dear Madam

To the person who wrote to me insisting I:

  1. hurry up with the pink mitts already
  2. be sure to release them as a free pattern
  3. explain how to use worsted weight instead of fingering weight
  4. describe how to work them back and forth instead of in the round

I’m afraid I must decline.

I generally try to be accommodating.  Really I do.  If someone has a question or a problem with one of my patterns (which happens very rarely) I will do what I can to help.  Alas, rushing to release a completely reworked version of a pattern for free is apparently something I will not do.  Somehow getting my first heartfelt if slightly unreasonable demand feels like a milestone of sorts.  I’m oddly amused.  Please note, this amusement is likely to be short lived.  You needn’t decide to bury me in further unreasonable demands.  I’m guessing the novelty wears off quickly.

However, to those of you who have been kind enough to say that you like the pink mitts and are looking forward to their release, I can say that they’re almost ready and should be out the first part of April.  I can also say that they’re not nearly this bright in person (my camera is giving me fits), and that I will be sorting out some sort of yarn giveaway to go with the pattern release.

mitts