No pictures today - I realized there is just a slim chance that somebody due to receive a pair might actually read this.
However, you will be thrilled to know that I managed to come up with a girl-sized pattern in the better-fitting style I discovered last weekend, which involved much ripping and resewing and trimming and ripping again, so as to make a paper pattern of the result.
bought a ton more sweaters to felt (ton = 7.)
cut out all the remaining outer mittens and liner mittens needed for the entire Frenzy.
cleaned up all the wool dust from the washer and dryer where I did said cutting.
managed to cram all the sweater remains - enough to make any number of little bags and slippers and so forth if I could only decide how - into a giant green plastic garbage bag to do something with later.
put the remaining 5 uncut sweaters into my crafty cupboard as a start for next year's festive frenzy, whatever that might prove to be.
resisted ice cream.
Man. Do I ever need a holiday.