Saturday, December 26, 2009
Christmas gifts I made, mittens
I'm going to take it easy this week, and just blog the things I made for Christmas presents, now that everyone has them. I will be adding a few things that I never had time to upload to my secret album too. Some of these ended up as birthday presents, since 3 of my friends have December birthdays, and the rest were Christmas gifts. They are not as wonky looking in real life as they look in these pics. To make these, I used this pattern I found online, but I cut the pattern off where the dotted lines are & added the sweater's cuffs in it's place. I made a pair for myself (pictured above) with cashmere & lambswool, and love them! They are super warm, and very water resistant, but I will lanolize (add lanolin to add water resistant properties back into them) them as well. One thing I really love about them, is that wool & cashmere is breathable, so I don't get sweaty or over warm hands in them. I hope my family & friends love theirs as much as I love mine!