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Monday, February 28, 2011

Knitted Mittens for Grace

The knitted mittens I started for Grace not too long ago are finished. I made them to match the hat my mother crocheted for her, so now she has a matched set. Not to sound like a mean mother, but I do hope she does not have too many more occasions to wear them this season! I've had it with winter this year! And I usually love winter.

Anyway, here are Grace's red mittens...

The pattern for these mittens is a very basic one from a very old knitting pattern book from the 60s, sticker price $1.50...isn't that funny? What's funny is that I am from the 60's but I don't consider myself very old! Even funnier are the styles featured in the book. But classic mittens like this never go out of style! So if you run across old pattern books at yard sales, flip through them for classic patterns that you might like. Can't beat the price! I got this book from the big clean out of my mother-in-law's stuff after she passed away many years ago. I was the only knitter in the family so I got all the patterns, needles, yarn and other gadgets she had.

The yarn I used is from Hobby Lobby, their I Love This Yarn brand, which I had never used before because we don't have Hobby Lobby around here. I really did love this yarn too! It is sport weight and was so nice to work with.

After I finished the mittens, I had some left so I grabbed a crochet hook and used it all up on that little roll in between the mittens. I'll show you that little project next time.

I've been sitting in front of the fire all afternoon, working on my current crochet project which I'll show you soon too, and being very grateful for all of us being healthy once again and not having to go out into the cold, wet, white mess that is outside...not until tomorrow anyway, when school resumes for the kids and hopefully life will be back to normal around here!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Love the mittens - such a nice cheery color. I do hope winter will soon be over for you and the rest of the country. It seems like everyone has experienced a hard winter this year. I do hope that someday you get a Hobby Lobby near you. It is a fun place - one can waste so much time just looking at all the goodies.

    By Blogger annemarie, At February 28, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

  • It's definitely still mitten weather and that red would add a spark of happiness to any day.

    By Blogger Abby and Stephanie, At March 1, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

  • Those are adorable Mary Grace! That's just awful...that you don't have a Hobby Lobby! I always look for things like that at garage sales!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At March 1, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

  • So glad to see your family is better, love the mittens and wish I could send some of this spring weather your way from Texas. You just have to send some cool when we get in our HOT months.

    By Blogger Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie, At March 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

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