I have been knitting since I was about 8 years old. My mother taught me to knit and my parents encouraged me to explore all kinds of arts & crafts activities by providing me with the materials that ...
I have been knitting since I was about 8 years old. My mother taught me to knit and my parents encouraged me to explore all kinds of arts & crafts activities by providing me with the materials that I needed to create.
As a girl, I loved to sew (I spent hours using my mother’s sewing machine making clothes for my dolls), knit, draw and paint. In high school I spent all my extra time at school hanging out in the art room. In college I worked at a cute little yarn store and I still have some yarn in my stash that I bought at that store…way too many years ago!
I love giving hand knit gifts to my friends and family. In these days of mass produced gifts (that often require a plug-in cord or battery) it is nice to give something that is truly one-of-a-kind. I love to see the smile on their faces when they open the gift I made for them.
I enjoy knitting (of course!), teaching my daughter to sew, going to my son’s sporting events, baking, making jam in the summer, making homemade gingerbread houses in December, and going to the beach.
I hope that you enjoy using my patterns to create special heirloom quality items for your home, friends & family.
I love making Christmas ornaments for my family and friends! One size fits all! And, these mittens knit up quick! Make lots of these little mittens and add a felt applique design to make them extra special.
These mittens are the perfect size to use as a gift card holder or to tuck a little cash gift inside.
This is a great time to splurge on a nice skein of yarn because these little mittens only use about 25 yards of yarn.
If you know how to knit and purl, and do some simple embroidery stitches, you can make this keepsake ornament. Detailed photo instructions are provided for M1 stitch...how to increase stitches to make the thumb of the mitten. Also, there are detailed instructions on how to do embroidery stitches.
If you are a beginning knitter who has had success and is ready for a little bit of a challenge this would be a good pattern to try because you won't invest a lot in yarn or time.
10 sts x 15 rows = 2"
in stockinette stitch
25 yards of Worsted weight