MITT (make 4 -- it takes two sides for each hand!)
With 3 strands of yarn held together, ch17.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (16 sc). Ch 1,
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-6: Rep row 2
Row 7: 2 sc into first sc, sc to end. Ch 1, turn. - 17 sc
Row 8: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: 2 sc into first sc, sc to end. Ch 1, turn. - 18 sc
Row 10: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 11: 2 sc into first sc, sc to end. Ch 1, turn. - 19 sc
Row 12: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 13: 2 sc into first sc, sc to end. Ch 1, turn. - 20 sc
Row 14: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 14 until piece measures 10 inches [25.5 cm].
Last Row: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.
Place two pieces together, aligning the edges. With two
strands of yarn and H8 hook, attach the pieces to each other with single
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 large plastic bags
2 rubber bands of a size to fit comfortably around your wrist
Mix the salt and oil. Rub the mixture well into your hands as if
washing them -- the salt is mildly abrasive and feels oh-so-good. Rinse
your hands in cool water just enough to remove the salt, leaving the oil on your
hands. Place a plastic bag over each hand and secure with a rubber
band. Run tap water until it is hot and soak the mitts in the hot
water until they are thoroughly wet. Remove the mitts from the water
and squeeze to dry slightly. Pop your hands into the warm mitts and enjoy
the wonderful feeling as the warmtht spreads through your hands. When the
mitts are cool, remove them and the plastic bags as well. You'll find that
there is very little oil left on your hands -- gently remove any remaining with
a soft cloth or tissue.