I could also say a zebra doesn’t change it’s stripes – hardy har. Christmas knitting is going well. This week I was inspired to make some mittens lined with alpaca that I’ve had in my stash for years. Of course I went back to my favourite sort of colourwork…stripes. Tres preppy, non? You can buy the pattern here for $3.00 (US funds). Striped Decadence Mittens.
I plan to churn out a couple more pairs of these for Christmas presents. Then I hope to get back to some non-mitten related knitting! I am also cooking up another free pattern. I hope to have it up here next week…
Some of my staple Christmas knitting projects include mittens. I make them for teachers, friends and family. I find they are generally well-received, appreciated and of course used! My favourite Christmas mittens to make are the ubiquitous and wonderful Newfie mittens, and 2 colour mittens, like my new pattern for Envy Checked Mittens.
The pattern is $3.00 (US funds) and includes instructions for small, medium and large, as well as for 2 cuff options. They work up quickly using worsted weight wool. Click the link above and it will take you to Paypal.
Gosh this fall is flying fast. I’m going to make this post short and sweet. Firstly, another free pattern. I hope you enjoy it. A simple and classic mitten made with worsted weight wool. Get your Houndstooth Check Mittens here: houndstooth mitts
Secondly: doughnuts. Oh yes I did. A Martha recipe for Pumpkin Cornmeal doughnuts. I dusted some with cinnamon sugar and for some I whipped up a glaze comprised of maple syrup, icing sugar and a dash of milk. YUM!