The weather here in New York City has take taken a nose dive. It's not that bad when it's sunny, but the wind factor makes it almost unbearable for Melody and I to take our afternoon walks. Last weekend, after a morning stroll to run errands around the neighborhood, I noticed that her hands were quite red. She came home and kept telling her father that her hands hurt. So, I decided to knit her some mittens. Though I was not quite sure that she would wear them. She loves to keep her hands free to pick up leaves or stones when we take our walks. Plus, she always has assorted knick knacks or stuffed animals that she has to hold in her hand. Trying to convince her to put them in her pocket or mine has been futile.
It was a quick knit. The first one took longer because I was custom fitting the mitten to her hand. It took several fittings to make sure I got the length of the mitten and thumbs right. It's knit from the cuff, so that was pretty easy to keep having her try them on as I knit them. After the first one was done, I used my notes for the second one. Knock on wood! She has been wearing them. I am hoping the novelty will not wear off too soon.
She does adore them which pleases me. She likes to put them against her face to feel the softness. And she insist that her father and I sniff them. Lol!
I let her choose the colors herself. It's Cascade 220, 100% wool to keep her hands warm and toasty.
Please excuse her bed head. She had just woken up when I presented her the mittens. I took the opportunity to take the pictures while she was in a good mood and hamming it up for camera. There are many days where the answer is "NO!" when I ask her to try on something.
Pattern: Toddler Mittens on a String (Free Pattern)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220
Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm for the cuffs and US 5 - 3.75 mm for the rest of the mitten.
Mods: I did make many changes. I will note the changes on my Ravelry project page when I get the chance.