I am not a very good shot, but much fun was had anyway.
Naturally, since it was cold (although the sun was shining) I had on a good share of knitwear.
Unfortunately operating the safety has done this to my favourite alpaca flip top mittens:
It didn't even occur to me that it would rub a hole in them. Anyway, I need to save them, they are the pair I wear all winter long.
I am thinking I will pull back to the first thumb knuckle and bind off there instead, making them fingerless, (thumbless?). Obviously the other one will need the same treatment, the ripping back, not the hole.
This might actually be better, I have wondered before if they would be better without the thumb as I have to take them off to use my phone/other thumb related activities. Does mean my thumb will be left out in the cold when my other fingers retreat inside the mitten top, ah well.