It’ll be okay. Just think of mittens.

I said this very thing to a stressed out friend the other day. While it is true that she is also a knitter and might have successfully interpreted “just think of mittens” as “maybe you should take your mind off stuff by knitting some mittens, because they are small and fun and very useful now that the temperature is dropping,” I’m not even sure that’s what I meant to say, either. I think I was having a day of wanting to do nothing but knit, and it’s starting to get cold, and mittens are so comforting and warm, that even just thinking about mittens would help me out so why wouldn’t it make somebody else feel better?

Sounds completely reasonable to me. I’ve been coveting mitten patterns over on Ravelry (oh bless that advanced pattern search) like nothing else. I want to make these, and these (at the bottom), and definitely some of these, and have already started on a pair of these (Ravelry link).

But first, I had to make these:


These tiny adorable mittens are linked up with a tiny adorable i-cord to be used as a bookmark, and they have been sitting around for a few days waiting to be sent to their (very very patient) recipient, in a swap for the 20th Century Novels group on Ravelry. I was going to do this with mini socks, but now that it’s nearly winter I had to go for the mittens. I hope my swap partner likes them. They were a little fiddly but not too difficult, and only require a tiny bit of spare fingering weight yarn – I used some leftover bits of Socks That Rock lightweight. I may need to make more.

In other news, Steph has every so generously tagged me to post 7 pictures/facts about me. I will make this a weekend project.

And, oh yes – Happy Halloween! Have fun if you’ve got kidlets goin out, and if not, well, you can come over to my house and eat cookies.

Otherwise, it’ll be okay. Just think of mittens.


  1. Mittens mittens mittens.

    I’m also smitten with mittens and today is absolutely one of those stay home and knit days. My water bottle exploded in my purse and everything is wet. I’m tired. My office support staff are dressed in amazing costumes and I feel like a complete slacker.

    There will be mittens tonight whilst I sit on the front porch giving out candy and having a beer.

    Mittens mittens mittens.

  2. ladyoctavia · ·

    Cute! And mittens are pretty awesome (and sooo much less stressful than gloves… damn fiddly fingers!)

    Happy Halloween (and if I wasn’t having company I would so come over and eat cookies!!) It has been way too long since we got together [btw- you going to Lindsay’s Sunday? I’m in Grimsby Friday night to Sat and will be going straight downtown…]

  3. Very cute! 🙂

  4. Happy Halloween!
    I’ve totally been in the mood for mittens too, but not motivated at all. That is such a cute bookmark!

  5. mariajhmom · ·

    Thanks for the tip on the mittens using Cascade 220. I’m tired of knitting everything with sock yarn. I could be up for some instant gratification!

  6. Those mittens are the cutest pair in existence!!

  7. I’m making mittens now too! Have a pair for the daughter going in mmmmMalabrigo 🙂

  8. Elizabeth L in Apex, NC · ·

    Those are TOO cute! Love them, thanks for sharing.

  9. The bookmark mittens would be perfect presents for my book group members at Christmas. Thanks for the tip.

  10. I’ve been looking at mitten patterns lately, too. I can’t wait until summer.

  11. Those mitts are tiny and they are adorable!!!

  12. Wow, those are The Cutest Wee Mittens Evah!
    What a sweet little gift ‘bow’ those would make!

  13. That’s a great bookmark. I’m going to file that and the sock idea away in the back of my brain for a last-minute family gift.

  14. Well, who doesn’t want to know more about someone? I like your mittens bookmark. It’s cozy, like a god book.

  15. They’re adorable! What a great idea for a gift!

  16. OMG, they’re so adorable! I haven’t received them yet. I can’t wait. Too cute. I’m just doing some blog reading catch-up, as I’ve fallen way behind. Happy knitting!

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