Saturday, November 20, 2010
Mitts, Mitts, and More Mitts
I love making and wearing mitts. With at least half a dozen mitt patterns already knit, I probably have a dozen more patterns downloaded to try. On these cool, late-fall mornings, I enjoy rooting through the jumble of hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves in our winter woolen basket to select a pair of mitts from my own personal stash. Encountering almost blustery weather during after-school bus duty this week, I was especially grateful to have grabbed a pair of mitts on my morning dash out the door.
Thanksgiving arrives next week, and Christmas soon follows. For some reason, I feel a bit slow on the knitting uptake for this holiday gift-giving season. In years past, my Christmas knitting list was well formed by the time school began in September. But this Fall, I have been knitting just a lot of mitts (some of these and some of these). Even though I am still uncertain who will be gifted from the pile sitting in the cedar chest, I do know lots of fingers will be free and many hands will be warm. Mitts are good for that.