I decided on the thrummed/stuffed/fluffy mittens pattern from Joan Janes on Ravelry and they came out wonderfully! Essentially, the concept is that you use a basic yarn as a background, and then use ripped roving yarn to make "thrums," with the fluffy ripped ends sticking straight into the mitten. When you wear it, the ends felt together to the sides and all you feel is a beautiful wind-proof fluffy warm barrier.
I made a pair of these mittens for my mother...and they wouldn't even go over the heel of her hand.
So, determined to rip them out and start over despite the fact that I had just become homeless, I returned to the drawing board, only to decide within the next week that I was needed to graduate early, which meant I had to start on the wedding knits! (here, here, here, and here)
So now, as we're approaching her birthday again, I decided what better than to send these mittens over with her gift for this year?
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And here we are, finally, with a pair of mittens that will hopefully fit my mother!
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