I have the cutest 6 month old niece called Connie and we saw her again this past weekend for a tickle and cuddles. She truly is one gorgeous super cuddly baby and after having a chat to my sister in law it transpires that Connie needs a new winter hat and some mittens to keep her cosy over the coming months. Now, I'm not sure about you but as soon as someone special like Connie has a need for something woolly and all it takes is concentrating on a small project, I feel my inspiration juices start flowing and I can't wait to get cracking!
Now, initially I was thinking these mittens, I saw on the Purl Bee website here, but I didn't have the right yarn and wanted to use some of my left over yarn instead.
So, the fabulous Ravelry website had the answer for me in these sweet baby mitts. I love that Ravelry is such a diverse mixture of all sorts of patterns for all sorts of tastes. It's amazing, do register if you haven't already (if you are a knitter or crocheter), you won't regret it. I have been known to have to get up out of bed after laying there for what feels like hours tossing and turning with an idea and then logging onto Ravelry to satisfy my need for knowing there is a pattern out there for me to start in the morning! Obsessed or what :o)
Ok, so here are the wee little mittens
How sweet are they? My goodness I just LOVED knitting these on dpn's and because I used DK yarn I decided to cast on 10 fewer stitches than what the pattern suggests as I tried the pattern out and they were way too big. I do hope that crochet chain cord serves it's purpose to try and help Connie (or her mum for that matter) not lose them.
I really am smitten with these cute mittens
So smitten that I even had to take them out "on location" during a walk on Sunday afternoon to photograph!
Thanks so much for visiting,
If you know of someone little with the need for mittens get those needles-a-knittin'
PS. Before I forget, Alice drew out a name from the hat for my skinny yarn little give-away and it was Hawthorn. Well done, please can you let me know your email address so I can email you to find out where you'd like me to send the parcel to? Ta x