A few years ago I knit these mittens out of sock yarn and donated them to an auction for a Food Drive sponsored by the university library where I work. Mary, the acquisitions editor for the university press, bought them because she loved them and kept them on her desk to admire. Not long ago an author she was working saw them and commented on how much she loved them. It turns out she was having a baby and so Mary gave them to her. The author lives in Colorado so they will fit her baby just about when the snow begins to fall. Mary believes she was meant to hold on to those mittens until they found the perfect home. I think so too.