Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Tale of Two Mittens (Part II)

Once upon a time there was a little girl who had cold hands walking her big sister to school on frosty mornings. Her Mum was a knitter and couldn't bring herself to buy some mittens from a shop so she searched her (ahem) modest stash of yarn for some suitable wool to make some toddler sized mittens. She found some pink and some red and decided to make some little strawberry shortcake striped mittens for her cute little girl. Now, her Mum is a smart lady who knew she would find a suitable free pattern somewhere on the internets and always being up for a challenge she decided to try a special way of striping in the round and to do awesome stripey ribbed cuffs. As I said, her Mum is a smart lady and knows the best site for finding great techniques to try. Her Mum spent a couple of evenings knitting some super cute pint sized mittens for her and was super pleased with the fit. She knew they weren't perfect but as her knitting friend Libby says "few mistakes in there to show it’s handmade - so people will be able to see ‘someone loves her'...."


This Mum is not only smart but also realistic and knows that there is a very good chance her cute but headstrong 2 year old will refuse to wear the mittens so she made a tie so that they stay "on" even when they are not on.


The Mum was pretty pleased with this little FO - super cute, nice and quick, and didn't use very much wool. She's getting brave and *choosing* patterns on DPNs even!! She also got to learn some new stuff.

She's still working on how to get her headstrong little girl to pose for photos though...



knewbieknitter said...

awwwww - love that last pic :D

Libby said...

aaww that's too cute that last picture, the mittens look great, what a sweet bedtime story about a clever mummy knitter!

Aunt Kathy said...

Give her 1 year and every time you have the camera out she will be right there posing. My grandson is 3 1/2 and now if he sees the camera he comes running "take my picture Nana" but last year, not a chance.

I love the mittens

PrincessPea said...

What a Very Clever Mummy your daughter has! Adorable mittens, adorable photos and adorable post!

Michaela Dollar said...

What adorable pictures! I love them!