I’m taking a quick moment to wish you all Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I’ve had a pretty busy Christmas holiday and I’m back to work today. I’ll have to take sometime later to tell you all about my awesome gifts. For now I’ll leave you with this photo of one finished mitten.
Now that all the slippers are done, 5 pairs in total (one pair is a gift for my Dad so it isn’t in the previous post photo) I have finally started a pair of flap mittens. The pair I made back in 2010 are worn out. It’s amazing they lasted 6 years! Both thumbs have holes in them that I’m planning on fixing, but I felt I was well overdue for a new ones. Unlike my old mitts I’m not making these ones from my own pattern. I’m using Hybrid Mittens knit in the round created by Rachel Prewitt. Here’s the start using Patons Classic Wool in Rosewood. Pardon the quality of the photo since I took it with my phone.
We had our first snowstorm last week and today it’s -20°C with the windchill. It’s cold, it’s snowy and I’m happy to stay inside and knit. I finished the last pair of slippers for my family today. I used Kris Krafter’s Options Slippers for Men pattern and adjusted it to fit my two daughters. I didn’t clue in until later that she already has the same pattern for children and women.
These are fun to make and I love the options she gives for soles. If I find the soles wear out quickly (I knit the soles), I might try using the felt ones instead. These look so great that I have several friends asking if I can make them a pair.