Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I've come down with a sudden case of mittens

There I was, minding my own business, knitting away on various long-term projects, happy as a clam. Then, from out of the blue, came a call for help: a toddler's first winter outside, and she was mittenless!

The first pair flew off the needles and onto tiny cold hands so fast there isn't a picture of them. But the very afternoon that I delivered them, I cast on the next pair.

The invisible pair:
Yarn: leftover Paton's Simply Soft (acrylic, DK) in pale pink
Pattern: Baby Wallace Mittens, by Wendy Poush
Mods: Numerous! I grabbed the pattern for the shape and sizing for DK-weight baby mittens; I didn't make thumbs or do any of the color work

The pictured pair:

Yarn: leftover Severn (wool/silk, fingering)

Pattern: Heart String Mittens, by Crystal Guistinello

Mods: I didn't add the buttons or string

Then, since I was on a mitten-y roll, I finished these:

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco Duo and Eco Alpaca, as called for
Pattern: Double-Stuff Mittens, by Antje Gillingham
Mods: None; I'm not messing with perfection!

But I'm not the only one with an addiction. DH can't seem to stop exploring the candy cookbook I gave him:

That's maple sugar candy, butter mints, and marshmallows (the store bought strawberry candies were added to the plate for color). There was also a valiant attempt at molasses paddles (delicious, but able to remove fillings at a single bite).


  1. What a lovely wooden thing for modeling.

  2. We need to come see you soon. Those look so yummy & the kids need mittens. *laugh*

  3. I love those double-stuff mittens (and the photographs showing them). Also the maple sugar candy! Was it difficult to make? It always sounds so easy in the Little House books....