Wednesday, January 05, 2011

happiest day mitts

today is my mama's birthday! i knit her a pair of charcoal gray fingerless mitts. she requested mitts some time ago and i had intentions of knitting them in time for christmas... yeah...

i was able to find 8 matching vintage buttons in my stash for the welted cuffs. i think they would look really sweet with mismatched buttons too.

and here they are hugging my favorite coffee mug.
the deets ::
the yarn is cascade 220 in charcoal
the pattern is welted fingerless gloves
i used needle sizes 5 and 6

they knit up superquick and the pattern is wonderfully written. i see several more pairs in my future. mitts for everyone!

i also stitched up a little gift envelope to contain the mitts using old calenders. this calender was from 2003, the year esme was born and had all of my midwife appointments, prenatal yoga classes and such written in it. i hesitated for a brief moment but it was the prettiest calender i had so i went ahead and cut into it. only for you, mom.
oh, and i made up a quick tutorial so you can sew up your own button closure gift pouches. come back and visit later this week to see!

happy day, friends!


Robyn said...

They are beautiful, Erika. Your mom is very lucky! (and I can't wait to see the tutorial.)

Jess said...

I'm sure she's going to love them!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Love the mitts and your use of old calendar pages (my undying love of them shines on in projects I have planned for Valentine's Day). LOVE the button closure. :)

Hope you are doing well... 35 wks here. Uncomfortable and always busy. I will be searching your blog in a sec for new pictues of Luca. I need a 'why this is all worth it' fix.

Love Val