Mittens have been sprouting up in the knitting baskets this month. Knitting kids’ mitts has been one of my September goals, a goal that I’ll carry throughout the rest of the year. This month I’ve been testing patterns and yarns (when I can pry myself away from the Nightsongs shawl) and trying to figure out sizes (since I have no little kids at home). The three in the picture are the keepers so far. The pumpkin and blue mitts need partners, the yellow pair just needs a thumb. Even though I don’t have a finished pair yet, I just had to try out the gray/blue yarn to see what the color would look like. There are about three other mitts that have been frogged because I didn’t like the yarn or color or pattern.
You can check the Kids’ Mitts and Hats Project page in the sidebar for pattern/yarn details and updates. And I’ll keep you posted as I finish up the projects.
Fall is definitely in the air today. The sun is bright and the temperature cool. The mums are blooming; acorns are growing on the willow oaks. Leaves are sprinkling down on the lawn. I LOVE the autumn season!I’m headed off the bake cookies to send to T. Hope you have a great day!