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Make It : Fingerless Mittens in No Time

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'Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the tube, the weathermen were promising us lots of snow. The children were jumping all up in their beds, while visions of snowballs danced in their heads.... That's where the story ends and reality hit—I had forgotten my mittens at the office and hate the cold enough as is. I have knit my share of mittens, but I didn't have the right yarn, and for sure not enough time. But I couldn't disappoint the kids by not playing in the snow with them. Thankfully, I remembered the great fingerless mittens from Whole Living. And I had recently put away some sweaters I was going to mend (now that I'm a pro, thanks to working on a mending story in the current issue of Living). There was one sweater I had felted, as I no longer liked the style and thought I could make something else with it instead. So yes, the story could continue: ...a wink of the Singer and a twist of the web, soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work...


...and less than 45 minutes later (honestly, they are that quick and easy to make!), I had new mittens.


Merry Winter to all and to all Happy Crafting!

Comments (4)

  • What a great idea! I'll have to make some for my fam up north, since we don't often have temps cold enough for them in Houston. :)

  • The mittens themselves are a nice project. But wouldn't you actually want to have full mittens when packing snow to avoid frostbite, lol?

  • I just made a pair of these today and they are fantastic - perfect for San Francisco temps. Great craft and I love how I just had to pull out a past-its-prime sweater from my closet to make it!

  • Thankyou thankyou thankyou! As a photographer in a cold climate, these would be awesome:)

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