By the beginning of January over 1 million pairs had been sold. Of the $10.00 price, $4.00 goes directly toward supporting Canadian athletes. Finally there were more in the stores and I was able to purchase 4 pairs last weekend. I was skeptical that they would be warm enough, but they are thick and have some sort of warm fuzzy lining. I have been wearing mine all week and will be wearing them indoors as I watch the various competitions. I think it might make knitting a little more difficult.
Yesterday I was at the postal outlet mailing a pair of them to a friend in New Zealand. When the employeed asked the contents of the package, so she could complete the customs declaration, I proudly stated 'Mittens'. She asked if they were the Olympic ones and proceeded to tell me that she has had lots of people in mailing those mittens all over the world. Cool. and I thought I was the only strange person mailing mittens to a place where it is summer right now.
As soon as I find my address book, I'll be mailing another pair, this time to Australia.
As I have been typing this, I have decided to have another little contest. This one is open to a follower of this blog who does not live in Canada. To gain extra entries
1) blog about this contest
2) Tell about this contest elsewhere, twitter etc.
3) Show me a picture of the gear that your country will be wearing when they compete in Canada in the next few weeks. email picture to heatherdpear @ hotmail dot com
Leave one comment with all your entry information.
** Special, If you live in Canada and want to join the fun, you can enter (become a follower) and have me send the mitts to someone else (international).
You have 4 chances to gain entries. There are 27 followers of my blog. When I hit 50 followers I will buy a second pair of mitts. The Olympics start friday, and I will draw for a winner(s) on February 19.
My sister has posted additional pictures of these mittens on her site 'Give away a Dollar A Day'
Check out my other contests that are closing on Tuesday February 9
Win a 'Spinning Squares' paper pieced quilt pattern (gently used)
Win 4 fabric pillow panels.