Yep, more mitts to share this week! I’ve been meaning to share these simple little mitts I knit this spring. I figured I best share them here before spring is over. The lilacs finished blooming since I took these pictures weeks ago. The lilacs come and go so quickly, I felt like I almost missed them this year. We have one lilac bush here, with light purple flowers, that blooms each spring. We put some of those lilacs in a vase and brought them inside to enjoy longer, and to smell for as long as possible. When that bush finished blooming we thought that was the end of the lilacs here for the year, but then we spotted something unexpected. We planted a little lilac bush years ago that never did anything, so I sort of forgot about it, but this year it gave us a surprise lilac flower weeks after the first lilac bush was done blooming. The lilacs on that little bush are darker purple in color, which was another surprise. The flowers from each bush are both so pretty, I adore lilacs.
I knit these mitts for two of Bracken’s friends, who happen to be sisters. I’ve knit them both hats for previous birthdays, so figured some mitts might come in handy this time. I know little hands around here who love to wear mitts throughout the winter, they are so cozy. (Children also love these simple mitts for dress-up, I’ve been told that they make great magic superhero cuffs that give you powers when you wear them.) I had a little bit of handspun angora yarn leftover from Bracken’s Snowflake Catchers that I used to make the first pair, and did the ribbing in the leftover purple yarn from my Jane hat. For the second pair, I used blue yarn I had left from the adorable little sweater I knit for Jeff’s grandson, and some handspun purple yarn left from the Springtime Vest I shared about here recently. (No yarn goes to waste around here and no hands go cold either!)
Even though the season is warming up and the woolens are being packed away, there’s always next winter for some cozy mitts to be of use. We’ve had pairs last for quite a few winters since the fingerless mitts allow for a lot of growing room. I loved that the finished mitts for each sister were unique, seeming to match their personalities, one with colors more subtle and one with colors more outgoing. Making things is fun, isn’t it?
P.S. Thank you for the kind comments you’ve been sending about my previous post. ♥