Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread House and Mittens

We're just finishing up a bit of schoolwork this week and will be at our half-way mark for the year! Time for a much needed break! The girls decided to make a gingerbread house one afternoon this week. It turned out very cute!

I've been busy with several projects that I hope to have done by Christmas. The brown mittens are for my sister-in-law. I used Red Heart yarn (which, quite honestly, I snobbishly have refused to use in the past) and was surprisingly pleased with the feel and outcome. I think they will be warm and very durable; they can be thrown in the washer and dryer without worry! I am making the cream colored pair for Kierra out of Loops and Threads Impeccable. Surprisingly, this yarn is a pleasure to work with too, and I think they will be a very serviceable pair of mittens for her. I'm using my favorite pattern, here, although I do change the top of the pattern so it doesn't come out quite so pointy.


Cheryl Jones said...

It is amazing that you can do all those things, homeschooling, knitting, sewing, crocheting; you are very talented.

Christine said...

Hi! the link to the mitten pattern doesn't doesn't go anywhere. Can you tell me which mitten pattern you use?

I am busy looking over your blog and smiling a LOT! very nice.

Sue said...

Hi Christine,
You're right, that link doesn't work :( and now I know why! The pattern is now sold on Ravelry for $3.00. I'm sorry about that. It really is a great pattern, though, and worth the $3.00. Here is where you can find it now:
Thank you so much for your kind words, and you too, Cheryl!