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They really shrunk in the wash

I was folding my laundry last night, and I’ve eithered gained a TON of weight in my hands, or my running mittens shrunk:

They really weren’t kidding about that “line dry” stuff in the garment tag, eh? I know “My pants must have shrunk!” is a popular excuse for weight-gain denial, but I don’t think I’ve ever had a pair of pants shrink in the dryer. I wear a lot of space-age, artificial fibers, which are cheap and make me fire proof. They also don’t typically shrink on me. I actually giggled when I pulled the tiny black hand out of a pile of socks. It’s amazing how small they’ve gotten. These mittens look like they belong to a 7-year-old. I suppose that’s what you get for $5.00. Thankfully I was smart enough not to throw any of my new sweat-wicking activewear in the dryer, or else I’d probably be outfitting an entire kindergarten class by now.

Mental note: buy new mittens for running by Saturday morning. Mental note 2: read the garment tag before washing […]

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