So I thought I had this all figured out. Because I assumed my assumption that Maggie would be in town early today was valid, I popped over to the appointed hiding place early and hid the mittens - which is to say that I placed them in the care of a person who would give them to her if she said the magic password - and before he left work at 6pm.
I then set about doing my job for a little bit because I assumed the second mitten target, a person who lives around here, didn't really need me to perform the mitten drop on a schedule. Then in the middle of the part of the day where I was doing my job, I saw on my insta-scheduler that Panic Hire University would very much like for me to attend a staff meeting and that if I attended, I would not be making that second mitten drop in a timely fashion. At. All.
Then mitten target Maggie, of mitten drop one, Twittered that she was on the train arriving in NYC at 10pm. That meant I had to rehide the mittens for a Saturday mitten quest. About that same time, I realized there was no way I'd get to mitten drop two before mitten target Rick (of mitten drop two) left town for the weekend.
Also there is a tribal-mitten-reciprocal relations custom, and it's obviously very important or it would not be part of the code, but I violated it by not emailing inaugural mitten target Persephone back ALL DAY LONG.
**** insert here: sound of crickets chirping ****
I insert this photo of each right mitten here not to prove any real point - just because, well, I am having some anxiety about the size of the blue mittens. Target Rick said men's size large and that is what I knitted but gosh they look like hockey mitts. The guy down at the local bodega tried them on for me and pronounced them "excellent" but... don't they look a little crazy next to the women's size medium I made for Maggie?
Did you notice how I distracted you from the real issue? Namely that I am a sucky mitten fairy?
And did you notice how, in the blink of an eye, and for no apparent reason, this turned into a needlework blog?
If you hate all this yarn banter, I hope it's a comfort to you that I intend to confine mitten-mania to Fridays. Kind of like how we kept Larry-mania confined to Tuesdays until everyone demanded Larry Wednesdays.
Thank you for reading. (And have a good weekend).