Thursday, December 20, 2007

Oh, So Many Mittens

Ten pairs of mittens (one isn't pictured here because it's already wrapped). The Squid is so excited to give them to her friends. She told me that she told everyone already, told them which color they're getting, and that it's a secret and a surprise and not to tell anyone. I bet they'll be so surprised.

I made these out of yarn that matches my husband's mittens of last year. As soon as my girl saw them, she said they had to be for Malik, because when they play house he's always the dad (she's the mom, of course). So since they match her dad's mittens, they're for Malik.

Which means the crazy 80s mittens are for Makani, which is actually more appropriate. He's that kind of guy. He wears gold lame sneakers.

Max lives for all things green, so this yarn was chosen for his mittens.

Mia gets rainbow mittens. Her favorite color is actually yellow but I didn't think it was such a great color for mittens. My Squid's pink ones are black within 2 seconds of leaving the house. I don't mind, but someone else might. So we picked this yarn, which has bright yellow in it, but is a little more playground-friendly.

And there you have it. A preschool class with warm hands for Christmas. I have to admit, I'm pretty excited to give them away and see how excited my girl is to hand out gifts to her friends.


Blogger *Michelle* said...

Adorable!!! :)

12:53 PM  
Blogger picperfic said...

you darling Mummy!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

they are so lovely!

You need to get your hands on a copy of The Mitten Tree It's a sweet little book about a woman named Sarah who knits mittens for the neighborhood kids and hangs them on a tree at the bus stop. you're going to be the Mitten Lady!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

You are amazing! I can imagine one of my daughters WANTING me to make mittens for everyone in her class and me sweetly demrring. I hope you get good pictures of all the smiling be-mittened hands!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

How about sweetly demuring instead of "demrring"? Sheesh.

3:05 PM  
Blogger woolcat said...

They are fantastic! I'm inspired... maybe I should start knitting now for when my (currently) 2 year old is in preschool!

3:08 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh! not only are the kids going to love them, but the moms too! such a wonderful gift!

4:23 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

you rock!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Cactusneedles said...

Those are great! Such great choices the Squid made for her friends!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Very cool. LOVE the colors. I think I figured out how you get them so nice and round--you decrease along the side and then kitchener the last few together?? Yes? Mine will remain pointy until you confirm! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. :)

7:45 PM  
Blogger tiennieknits said...

These are so sweet! I want to be one of her friends now. I bet she had so much fun handing them out!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Briley said...

I was just at the ravelry "friends activity" page, and thought "she's in a mitten knitting frenzy!" bu this brings it into focus! The squid and her friends are very lucky. The mittens all look wonderful.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Süßstoff said...

What a wonderful idea! So very nice of you...

4:08 AM  
Blogger Maryann said...

These are toooo cute!!! Super gorgeous colors too! Great choices, Squid. I'm sure your lucky friends will love them. Warm little hands for Christmas, yay!

4:22 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

How sweet! You must be the favorite of all the class mothers.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Those are amazing! See, I knew you'd find a use for all those little balls of yarn!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Marlena said...

That is so great! I bet those kids (or their parents, at least) will always remember the Christmas where they got the handmade mittens. So much better than some random toy.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

you're a rock star, marnie!

hope you're feeling better!

4:39 PM  
Blogger SpiderWomanKnits said...

These are SO adorable! What a great idea! I'd love to use your recipe and gift some of these to my preschoolers class. SO cute!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Tif & Greg said...

Ah, Marnie, what lucky lucky children! :heart:

Happy Holidays Mama!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

Wow, they are all so lovely!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Delica said...

You are going to be the coolest preschool mom around!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Have you ever read the childrens' book - "One mitten Lewis" ? It is an old one - my Mother - from England - read it to my brother and I in the 50'S.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Janelle said...

Shall I Knit You a Hat? A Christmas Yarn is another sweet book about knitting for friends. The illustrations are warm and interesting. I gave it to about 5 kids this year!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got so much inspiration for next year I'm itching to get started already! Your collection of preschool mittens makes my dime-store puzzles look, well, dime-store!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Earthly Fae said...

So very sweet! I'd love to knit a few pairs of these but did not see a pattern ..did I miss it?

9:40 PM  
Blogger prairie daze said...

get out of town.

i am a preschool director/teacher and i can only imagine the joy you have brought!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

Those are beautiful. What mitten pattern did you use?

Would also love a followup post on how the gifting went.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Dusty said...

Great mittens would love to have the pattern or recipe you used.

I have been trying to reach you regarding your baby kimona pattern, is it done in one piece.

Thanks, hoping for a reply soon.

7:22 AM  

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