mitten smitten

I’ve been busy with fingerless handwarmers lately. Doreen had given me another pair of legwarmers, which have now been repurposed for man paws:
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because Rob says he also gets cold in winter…

Following on the success of Nicola’s cowl last week, I made another one with matching fingerless mitts** and added a bit of furry yarn top and bottom. I posted this on the Jam Tarts facebook page and had a buyer within 15 minutes. Thanks, Mr Zuckerberg.

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And how’s this weather!? This pic was taken two days ago – Alex was in a bikini lying on the grass in the sun when I asked her to model up. It’s supposed to be WINTER here, hello!!!

Today a few of us gathered at Mama Roma in Newlands to celebrate Gwen’s birthday (although any excuse for a grub-fest will do). She’s still doing the early-morning school run, so I made her some mitts** in shocking pink to keep her hands warm on the steering wheel. Everyone thought they were cute (but not as cute as Gwen herself!)

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** My “pattern” for these mitts: with dk yarn and a 5mm hook, ch 31. Work 18 rows in htr. Fold in half and stitch the seam, leaving a short gap for your thumb. Optional – work 1 or 2 rows of dc top and/or bottom in a contrasting yarn.

Back soon x

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22 thoughts on “mitten smitten

  1. Gail

    So nice to spend time with you and the rest of our birthday lunch gang. Love Gwen’s mitts. You are such a creative star. xxx

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  2. tgonzales

    Oh Jill! You crack me up with Rob using legwarmers as hand and arm warmers. I love the cowl and the fingerless gloves and the way Alex modeled them is priceless. Congratulations on selling the set so quickly. :) BIKINI???? Oh my gosh is she crazy or was it just that warm? Thanks so much for sharing.

    Love and HUGS!!!! Tamara

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    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      hahaha!!! We had a freaky two days of sunshine, Monday and Tuesday, the kind of sunshine that actually warms you not just the kind that looks inviting through the window and then when you get outside you realise you got cheated. Alex only lay in the sun for about an hour – by 5pm she was back in a trackie with a hot water bottle clutched to her stomach :-)

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