Yes, that's what BG said as I spread this giant mitten out for the photo.
He was quite excited at the prospect of a giant, actually....and didn't really understand the concept of felting at all. Course, perhaps my explanation was lacking, as I am not at all experienced. I stressed the "HOPE" it will be the right size and not so giant when it's all said and done. We'll see.
The design is ingenious, as it's knit so that there are multiple layers of wool across the palm of the mitten and the thumb side. So that area should be extra thick and extra safe for using as an oven mitt.
this pattern is the best I could come up with. I so hope they felt up to a proper size. We'll see.
As you will recall, I have been working away on the Advent Calender, with few breaks.
Oh - and several people asked for photos of the "Christmas" cactus in full bloom. It's getting close....
We managed a little road trip last weekend. We went to Wisconsin. Checked out the Duluth Trading company store, and discovered a few other treasures along the way. Argyle Fiber Mill was a lot of fun. I brought home some nice Alpaca/Islandic blend yarns. Kristi, the owner had attended college in Iowa, and treated us like old lost buddies. She was great! The ShoeBox was indeed the largest shoe store I have ever seen. What's more, it provided my husband (who wears a EEEE shoe) a wide (pun intended) variety of shoes from which to choose - all that FIT him! Totally unheard of!!!
So, guess I'll go try to felt this giant mitten.... I'll either make another one tomorrow, or get back to the Advent calender...... hoping for felting success.