Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Kittens who are smitten with mittens....
There was some concern these mittens would be thumb less, but alas, all digits are covered. I made these with a very utilitarian objective- to help keep the girls warm when we get back to Ohio. Soon, these little projects became a calming outlet for my nervous energy about the trip in general. What I discovered is that they are FUN to make!
I was surprised by my tender feelings when my children donned their new little mittens. I really felt warm and fuzzy inside- it seemed, through my craft, I was able to somehow hold their hands from a distance......
The knitty gritty:
Yarn:- Knitpicks Swish Worsted in sunshine and
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in mulled wine
Pattern: Knitters Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd - When I purchased this book years ago, (actually I think my mom bought it for me when I lived in Washington, perhaps California?) I had no idea what a treasure it is until this project. First you start with the yarn and then you can find a pattern. This book does all the work for you by giving a wide variety of patterns with a wide variety of gauges. Excellent resource...she's done all the calculations for you! Perfect.
Waving bye-bye before our voyage to the motherland! (and the home of MANY local yarn shops- hurray!)
P.S. It was all I could do to stop myself from embroidering O-H-I-O- one letter per glove....it's ingrained in my brain : )