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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More Mittens ... a scarf... the crafting continues

So again I had planned on getting a post done sooner, who's idea was it to make most of the Christmas gifts this year?  It always sounds like such a good idea, but in the midst of it, it feels kinda overwhelming!  I do see light at the end of the tunnel now!  Here's what I've been working on...

Mittens, lots of mittens!

With some trial and error (errors like mittens that would fit an infant instead of the 3 year old I was trying for, making 2 right hands instead of a left and right, lots of seam ripping, I have managed to make several pairs.  The adult women gloves on the right of the photo are 110% of the pattern found here  The pink fit a 3 yo and are made at 77% of the pattern, the orange and gray child at the top left was at 90% and fits a 7 year old boy, and 85% fits about a 5 year old. 

Another gift for someone at work (we drew names)
The gloves were made with the above pattern at 110%.  The scarf pattern can be found here.  It was quick and pretty easy to make.  My yarn was larger than the pattern, I used a H hook, and ended up dropping a section to make it not be too wide.  I started by chaining 31. 


  1. Those mittens look soooo warm and comfey!

  2. Wow, you are very gifted....wish my name was in the basket. LOL.

    Have a blessed Christmas.

  3. Wow - what a great idea, recycled mittens. I've been thinking about knitting some mittens, but I haven't even finished the socks I started in October. Maybe I'll have better luck with sewing old sweaters. Thanks for the link!!