he drew the template himself, needle felted on the moon & star & then sewed it all up. very impressive...no??
much ado about mittens... this has been a hard one...these two are my second & third attempt at "the perfect toddler mitten". this pattern, had two sizing options...one for wider mittens (top left) & one for a slimmer fitting mitten (top right). however, neither seemed to fit evyn "right".
after knitting the first one, i decided that 1) the cuff was much too short to even stay on a toddler, but even after elongated the cuff, the second mitten just didn't fit right either. there is room to grow, which i like, but the cuff sits on here hand, vs resting below her wrist.
so...back to the drawing board. this go round, i am trying the "toddler mittens on a string" pattern. these are sized for a 12month old, so i am modifying this pattern from the get go...using #6 dpns & aran weight yarn vs #5 needles & dk weight. i am also knitting a 3" cuff right off the bat.
hopefully this will conclude my search, as the weather is getting a bit chilly here & evyn really is needing some mittens to keep her little niblet fingers warm.
i heard that we might even have snow in our weekend forecast!?! :)
rainbow legwarmers for ev... & my *free* pattern (listed on ravelry.com)
these we super fun to make & easy, to boot!
sammi & i took evyn out into the yard & did a great photo shoot with her...it was really quite fun! here are some of our favorites...she's already good @ posing! (hoping this is a good thing...;)
i LOVE this one!
also very cute...
a lovely felicity, handspun cotton...gorgeous variegation! it will do nicely to hide my fro' (as i am once AGAIN growing my hair out!)