So, I went out today, into the blistering cold, and put the new acrylic mittens on. They worked…ish. If it had been 30F instead of 19F this morning, the mittens probably would have been warmer. So, I’m not writing them off as a total success or a total failure. I’m just going to have to spend the extra money on real wool to keep warm when it gets truly frigid out like it was today.
Mind you, compared with nothing on, the mittens were positively blissful. I walked home from the bus stop without them on and my hands felt like they were about to fall off.