2019 is most definitely the year of mittens.
I started out the year with my Luffe mittens. Which turned out super cute and warm. I also was proud that I used all stash yarn to make the mittens. Sadly, the mittens only made it a few weeks before I lost one. Despite checking at all the places I went the night they were lost, the mitten has not been found. That’s a bummer, and I plan on making another pair.
Then, in March, I took a class at a local yarn store to learn thrumming. Part of the class fee included the kit to make my thrummed mittens. They turned out adorable and super warm and cozy. It almost makes me excited for next winter so I can try them out (almost…it was a long winter in Wisconsin and I’m not quite ready to deal with that again.
In February, one of my nearest and dearest friends got engaged. She’s planning a December wedding. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate a winter wedding than with handknits. After some searching, I found this pattern for Wedding Mittens and decided they would be perfect for the bride and groom.
I started on the first of four in the beginning of June, and am just about done with it. After a couple of false starts, now I’m pretty happy with the progress I’m making.
The wedding isn’t until December, but I would really like to be able to give them as a shower gift in October. Of course, I can’t work on just one project at a time, so I’m balancing the mittens with a couple of other things as well.