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Title: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: u2yooper on January 17, 2009, 09:25:58 AM
I mentioned in another thread that I was knitting a pair of U2 mittens.  They are Nordic-patterned mittens in old-school HTDAAB colors- red and black.  I've finished one, and I want your opinion on it.  My family thinks this is a little crazy, but it amuses me.   ;D  If anyone would like to put their name in, I will give them away to one lucky @U2 forum member when they are finished.  If more than one person wants them (and I realize that maybe nobody will want them), I will pick a name at random.  I will warn you, this pattern runs a little small.  (So guys, you're out.)  Here is a picture of the one I've finished:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonospyrex/  You can double-click on a picture to enlarge it.

Oh yeah, feel free to ignore the pictures of Pyrex.  That's another of my weird obsessions.  I belong to a Pyrex collectors group on Flickr. 


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Post by: InThisHeartland on January 17, 2009, 09:29:58 AM
OHHHHHH YESSSSSS those are really cool!!!! Please put my name in the drawing!
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Post by: singnomore on January 17, 2009, 09:32:09 AM
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I mentioned in another thread that I was knitting a pair of U2 mittens.  They are Nordic-patterned mittens in old-school HTDAAB colors- red and black.  I've finished one, and I want your opinion on it.  My family thinks this is a little crazy, but it amuses me.   ;D  If anyone would like to put their name in, I will give them away to one lucky @U2 forum member when they are finished.  If more than one person wants them (and I realize that maybe nobody will want them), I will pick a name at random.  I will warn you, this pattern runs a little small.  (So guys, you're out.)  Here is a picture of the one I've finished:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonospyrex/  You can double-click on a picture to enlarge it.

Oh yeah, feel free to ignore the pictures of Pyrex.  That's another of my weird obsessions.  I belong to a Pyrex collectors group on Flickr. 


Looking good though sorry the Pyrex pictures had me falling about the place!!!



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Post by: whitewave on January 17, 2009, 09:36:11 AM
Put me in the drawing!  Those are great!
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Post by: Starfish on January 17, 2009, 10:08:40 AM
I want one too! Looks great! Is that you in the photo?
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Post by: Dark Angel on January 17, 2009, 10:25:53 AM
They are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen!

I want them!!!!

Well done Yooper! *standing ovation*
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Post by: Starfish on January 17, 2009, 10:38:08 AM
Hi Angel!
With your birthday approaching, perhaps you could request a set for a birthday present.  ;)
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Post by: theocean on January 17, 2009, 10:38:51 AM
Its been hovering around zero here in Albany NY, please pick me!!!!! Could you squeeze in on the inside palm the word "Bono".
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Post by: onetreehill on January 17, 2009, 11:18:20 AM
Those are GREAT!!  I would love to be in the drawing!!
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Post by: vickidvm on January 17, 2009, 12:02:23 PM
Those are awesome!  Put me in the drawing, too!  You're a good knitter (is that a word?)!
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Post by: Joe90usa on January 17, 2009, 01:17:19 PM
Nice map of Michigan! Ok, the LP any way.   :P
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Post by: CGE on January 17, 2009, 01:19:54 PM
Those are the coolest U2 things I've ever seen!!
Please put my name in! Thanks!
Dont you want to keep them for yourself????
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Post by: eurydice on January 17, 2009, 01:47:39 PM
Nicely done, as I knew they would be. Count me in for the drawing.

And I just have to know, have you ever been to the Corning Museum of Glass?
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Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on January 17, 2009, 01:53:11 PM
Oh my god, Yooper, those are amazing!!!  ;D I wish my friend would join this forum, because she knitted me an Edge hat and I know she'd love to talk yarn with you!  ;)
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: u2yooper on January 17, 2009, 01:57:33 PM
Awww, thanks guys.   :)  You're all so sweet.  See, I knew you all would appreciate them.  (Joe, do you always point to your hand when people ask where you live?  Doesn't work for me.  I'm off the map!)  Yes, Starfish, that is actually me hiding behind my mitten.  I didn't realize my hair looked so spazzy.  Must be this dry winter air.   :(  I won't keep them for myself because: a. i can always knit another pair, and b. my daughter said they were geeky!  I should be done tomorrow or Monday.  Then I'll put your names in a (Pyrex) bowl and pick a winner!  (Eurydice, is there really a Corning Museum of Glass?  Where?  How exciting!  Uh-oh, now you all know what a geek I am!   :-[)
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Post by: CGE on January 17, 2009, 02:00:38 PM
I am guessing your daughter is a teen or close to being a teen. Mine would say the same thing - although she is very tolerant of my U2 habit.

***Pick me - pick me** (jumping up and down) Thats for when you pick names!
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Post by: Joe90usa on January 17, 2009, 02:19:29 PM
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Awww, thanks guys.   :)  You're all so sweet.  See, I knew you all would appreciate them.  (Joe, do you always point to your hand when people ask where you live?  Doesn't work for me.  I'm off the map!)

I am not a native Michigander, so I don't do the pointing trick. Plus with my recent move, I have no idea where to point any more.  lol
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Post by: i_heartU2 on January 17, 2009, 02:38:56 PM
Put me in the drawing too. I also live in  michigan and have freezing hands!
http://www.raynauds.org/ (http://www.raynauds.org/)
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: eurydice on January 17, 2009, 02:41:17 PM
Yes, there really is a Corning Museum of Glass. It is in Corning, New York (duh). It is basically a science center about glass-making with a nice glass art museum tucked inside. But...if you go... (breathe deeply now)...you will get to see how they make Pyrex!

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Post by: singnomore on January 17, 2009, 03:12:54 PM
***laughing my head off***

I love this forum - Pyrex!!
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 17, 2009, 05:55:06 PM
Please put me in your drawing, yooper! I hope I win!!!!!!
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Post by: CGE on January 17, 2009, 05:57:52 PM
When I was a kid, my parents (read here Mom) took us to the Glass museum in Corning!! OMG
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Post by: zooey on January 17, 2009, 06:32:34 PM
Those are adorable!!
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Post by: evel12314 on January 17, 2009, 07:00:47 PM
THOSE ARE THE MOST AMAZING THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN.

Please put my name in!! ;D
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: Joe90usa on January 17, 2009, 07:02:43 PM
I would like to dispel the rumor that all yoopers only have one eye. The latest studies suggest that this is true in only about 60% of the population.

 :P   ;D
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: u2yooper on January 17, 2009, 08:01:19 PM
lol!   ;D  Hey, joe, I was just pulling a Matt McGee on you!  (Besides, Mr. Y. is afraid I'm going to pick up a stalker hereabouts if I give away too much!)
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: StrongGirl on January 17, 2009, 08:04:56 PM
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Yes, there really is a Corning Museum of Glass. It is in Corning, New York (duh). It is basically a science center about glass-making with a nice glass art museum tucked inside. But...if you go... (breathe deeply now)...you will get to see how they make Pyrex!



OMG-I think I've been there. A childhood memory is coming back. Yes, I was there! Yooper, you must go!!!!
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Post by: Starfish on January 18, 2009, 05:32:13 AM
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lol!   ;D  Hey, joe, I was just pulling a Matt McGee on you!  (Besides, Mr. Y. is afraid I'm going to pick up a stalker hereabouts if I give away too much!)

And he is right!  ;) There are some strange people on this forum, just read the obsession thread!!!  :o

It's nice to meet you, again, your hair is lovely. How I've always wished I had curly hair.  ::)
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Post by: connyb on January 18, 2009, 07:36:24 AM
Those gloves are totally sweet!!!! I think a lot of people would want them! Especially me. Great job making them.
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Post by: Dark Angel on January 18, 2009, 10:03:57 AM
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Hi Angel!
With your birthday approaching, perhaps you could request a set for a birthday present.  ;)

Thats a brilliant idea! *crosses fingers*

Oh my god I am almost 19... :-X
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: Starfish on January 18, 2009, 03:45:59 PM
I amost got married when I was 19. Just think, if I had married that guy I would be living in Waterford, Ireland now.  :(
Oh, well can't have everything.

I hope you get the mittens.  :)
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: u2yooper on January 20, 2009, 12:39:12 PM
I finished the mittens yesterday!  Thanks for all your kind words, ladies.   :)  I put all your names in a bowl and let my daughter choose one.  She closed her eyes and picked...CantgetenoughU2!  She is the lucky (?) winner of a one-of-a-kind, hand-knit 100 percent wool U2 mittens.  Congrats, cantgetenoughu2!  (This was kind of fun.  maybe I'll do it again someday.)  (Darn, it won't let me post a picture.  You can see them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonospyrex/3212741101/
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Post by: Starfish on January 20, 2009, 03:17:23 PM
 >:( *bursts into tears* *stomps feet* *throws her milk bottle down*  :'(

Still being a good looser says to cantgeteoughU2 "Congratulations!"

Sorry Angel.
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Post by: vickidvm on January 20, 2009, 03:49:28 PM
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Yes, there really is a Corning Museum of Glass. It is in Corning, New York (duh). It is basically a science center about glass-making with a nice glass art museum tucked inside. But...if you go... (breathe deeply now)...you will get to see how they make Pyrex!



OMG-I think I've been there. A childhood memory is coming back. Yes, I was there! Yooper, you must go!!!!

Ha ha... I've been there too!  My dad took me when I was younger.  I was like "Why are we going to a glass museum?" but it was AWESOME!!
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 20, 2009, 06:22:59 PM
I guess congratulations are in order for cantgetenoughU2   >:( :P    ;D ;)
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Post by: Dark Angel on January 21, 2009, 03:43:51 AM
*throws milk at yooper* You have ruined my birthday now *storms off*

Joking I still love ya!  ;)

Crongratulations cantgetenoughU2  >:( ;D
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: rockin_the_peg on January 21, 2009, 06:28:32 PM
These are the honestly the coolest mittens I've ever seen!!  If they were available on U2.com (and in guy sizes :P) I'd be ordering a pair.  Nice work! 8)
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Post by: CGE on January 21, 2009, 06:34:19 PM
I am totally psyched to get the mittens. Thanks for all the congratulations everyone. It made my day, week, month! And everyones congrates makes me feel loved ++big hugs++

I am thinking that I will have to take pictures of my mittens doing various things...yes, it is winter and it is getting so boring...
be on watch for the U2 mittens.

Yooper, you may have a calling here.
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Post by: uuu222 on January 21, 2009, 08:09:02 PM
Cool.
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Post by: eurydice on January 21, 2009, 08:10:18 PM
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I am totally psyched to get the mittens. Thanks for all the congratulations everyone. It made my day, week, month! And everyones congrates makes me feel loved ++big hugs++

I am thinking that I will have to take pictures of my mittens doing various things...yes, it is winter and it is getting so boring...
be on watch for the U2 mittens.

Yooper, you may have a calling here.

Welcome to U2 Mitten Theatre
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Post by: luieu2 on January 22, 2009, 07:10:16 PM
i love those mittens ::)
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Post by: CGE on January 22, 2009, 07:33:00 PM
Mitten Station
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Post by: u2yooper on January 22, 2009, 07:43:12 PM
I'm ready, I'm ready for the weather now.
I'm ready, I'm ready for the snow.
I'm ready to shovel, I'm ready to sled,
I'm ready for a snowball to the head.
I'm ready, I'm ready for the slush! 
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Post by: CGE on January 22, 2009, 07:44:27 PM
That is perfect!
You may see the mittens penning those lyrics, or maybe holding a mic....
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Post by: whitewave on January 22, 2009, 08:53:17 PM
Conrats cantgetenoughU2 !!!   :) :) :) :)
 
grumble.. grumble.. darn I could have worn them to the school's football games.. the perfect colors too!  (( kidding))
Title: Re: U2 mittens- cool or just plain crazy?
Post by: CGE on January 23, 2009, 05:56:04 PM
thanks whitewave. I think yooper may have a new job....
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Post by: Starfish on January 24, 2009, 03:01:21 AM
u2yooper, how about making wrist bands in different era colors?