Monday, November 26, 2007

If I push hard enough, I'll get my hands in those mittens

Scale is hard to show here. These are teeny tiny little mittens that are an ornament. I'm sending them off to Sweden tomorrow for my Holiday Traditions Exchange.
It was fun putting together a wee package to send to a different part of the world. The pattern is from this book and I made them with left over bits of Cascade 220 from the stockings I made last year.

And, this poor quality picture is of really cute folksy hand warmers that a friend was wearing the other day. Being who I am, I made her take them off for me to examine. At one point I exclaimed, "but they're not even well made!" They laughed and said the frayed edges and "deconstructed" look was in. I don't mind that the spots don't match. . that's pretty cool, but they didn't even get them the same length! As far as I can tell, it's just felted wool from recycled sweaters sewed into a tube with a part of the seam left open for your thumb. I am so making some of these!


Meg McElwee said...

Those mittens are adorable. You have a very lucky partner!

Erin said...

Those teeny little mittens would look so cute on a little someone I know! Too bad they're ornaments! I never would have guessed :)

Carrie said...

Meg, Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for putting together the exchange. What a fun way to start the holiday season!
I think it would be pretty easy to modify the pattern on the mittens to make them big enough for your little one. I'm always afraid to felt stuff that actually has to fit someone. . . it's a little hard to control!