Thursday, November 26, 2009

More Mittens

I'm kind of addicted to mittens these days.
I got just a little more funky for this pair. White on the front, pinkish on the back, and a wool skirt for the cuff. The pink was an old 1X Eddie Bauer sweater I got on clearance for $10.00 and just didn't wear any more. Both the white sweater and the skirt were thrifted for $1.00 each. The best part for me was finding the buttons - they matched the pink sweater perfectly.

I was lucky enough to stop at three of my favorite thrift shops yesterday and I hit the jackpot when it came to wool sweaters. I will definitely share the mitten pattern here and do a mitten tutorial. I just need to figure out how I can post the full size pattern as a pdf file. It may take me a couple of weeks to get it done, but I am working on it. Happy Thanksgiving! 

11/28/2010 Edited to add:  My apologies, but I will not be sharing a mitten tutorial as I had originally intended. This past spring  my friend offered to sell the mittens in his store, and ever since then we've had a little business on our hands. So, because Mackinac Mittens are for sale at two different Mackinac Island shops, I am currently not able to share or sell the pattern. Thank you for your understanding.

15 comments:

Manoute said...

They are very nice! They look really cosy and warm :o)

clara said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Liz!

kate said...

Deliciously pink and girly, yet perfectly sophisticated. Nice!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving down there (and over there).

Sara said...

I will definitely make a pair or two if you have a chance to post a pattern. I have several sweaters in my fabric closet that need projects!

Lara said...

Really LOVE the mittens! What a great way to reuse your worn out sweaters.

Also, curious how you put your blog address on your photos?

Jen Hoover said...

ooh!! can't wait for a pattern and tut on the mitts! :D

thanks for stopping by my blog :)
~I did start reading Midnight Sun, a friend of mine had also suggested.

love your blog! :)

Marcia said...

Cute and practical. I got the pattern last Winer, but still haven't made any. You are inspiring me. Hope you had a great Turkey day.

Allie said...

Those are absolutely darling, and they look so warm!

Christy said...

Love the stripey cuffs!

Kristyn Knits said...

Can't wait to see the tutorial! these look great! and thrifted make them even better!

stitching under oaks said...

ooooh, can't wait...I just got a handed down cashmere sweater that is moth eaten...maybe I can make some mittens out of that? I love this pair of your so much.

Geek+Nerd said...

Your mittens are adorable! Thanks for the nice comment about my pie! It was pretty AND tasty!

Indy Mom said...

Love them!

Clever Karen said...

I saw some similar to your in a store last weekend for $$$ and I was thinking to myself, "How could I make a pair????" You are so clever! It would be just too wonderful if you were to post your pattern sometime! (Not that I have time to make them right now, but maybe someday!)

Joan said...

They look great. I sure hope you can post the pattern before I leave for the island at the end of Dec. I need new mittens that don't let cold air in while riding on my snowmobile!!!