Perhaps the saddest part of my travel debacle is the loss of my beloved liner mittens with cuffs of handspun by Margene. I called the lost & found at the airport. They said they didn't have them. Not taking their word for it, I drove to the airport and looked everyplace I could remember having been. Then I drove to the restaurant where we had dinner afterwards and looked in the parking lot where we had parked our car. Of course there was tons of snow that night, and it had all been plowed and salted by the time I returned there, so the chance of me finding them outside was pretty much nil, but I looked anyway. I went inside the restaurant. Nada.
The good news is I still have some of that handspun and I can recreate these mittens. The remaining handspun had been earmarked for outer mitts to go with these liners, but that's OK. This is what's called going from Plan A to Plan B. I can make outer mitts of a coordinating heavier-weight green or brown, perhaps with a little mohair in it for extra warmth or whatever. I'm thinking Lamb's Pride, maybe. I love that yarn, and it is one of those things that is underappreciated, I think. But first, to recreate the liner mitts. One friend who saw them immediately called them "elegant." And they were. My guess is that I took them off at one of the counters in the airport to make a purchase or whatever, left them behind, and they're so nice, someone took them.
First I need to finish up a couple of other items and need to work on Ryan's hat. Both the hat and my mittens will require a trip to the yarn shop. Too bad.
Chappysmom Deb would like your input. She has written a post about it here.
LOST IN A DIFFERENT WAY:
Watched the movie Paris, Je T'aime last night and ohmygod, I did.not.want.it.to.END. I could have watched 18 MORE short films of that ilk. Wonderful little pieces of cinematic art that made me long for Paris again. Several of the vignettes spoke directly to me (maybe it's just the hormones), but my true favorite was the last: 14e arrondissement. Sniff.
I may need to rent it, and Chocolat, again immédiatement.