I’ve had this Stylecraft Cabaret for a while in a few different colourways. It’s gorgeous, but I either had no ideas or too many ideas to know exactly what I was going to do with it. Then I decided to make some ocean-themed mitts (instead of the cowl I’d originally tried lol).
I had some yarn left over from my nephew’s Dinosaur Blanket set, and what better to do with it than to make some fingerless mitts for my friend who has a January birthday and lives in Boston in the ol’ US of A?
I was looking for something I could include in KitKat’s 7th birthday giveaway on Instagram. This pattern came up but I went with Labby instead. Except that I still wanted to knit these mittens, no matter what. Maybe they’ll be for my Crazy Cat Lady Secret Santa this year…
Emma over at Puddleside Musings has sent me a few hanks of hand-dyed yarn over the last couple of years. I’ve had vague ideas for them but then it came to April and I realised how Eastery this yarn (which her mum dyed and called Confetti Cake) looks. I decided it would make great spring-time fingerless mitts.
I like knitting things like mittens even though I can’t use them myself. When I saw this pattern, I immediately added it to the list of things I could make for Emma over at Puddleside Musings. (Totoro and sloths are two of the things I know she likes.)