snow country felted mittens. Into the bag it went. I stood at the pattern section going through every single pattern until I was happy with the eight patterns.
I went back to my parents house and made soup for the Thanksgiving celebrations on my husband's side of the family. When I left to go to my SIL's house, I swung by the yarn store one last time (sniffles) and let Charis pick her own yarn for the mittens. After much deliberation, she choose Rowan Creative Focus Worsted Magenta yarn.
When I went to cast the mittens on, I saw that I was supposed to hold the yarn doubled. What?!?!? Why did I not look at the pattern with greater care? Always, always double (triple) check directions on knitting patterns before buying yarn. Lesson learned. Hopefully, I'll remember in the future. I asked my daughter what other yarn would she like for the mittens? After going through my yarn stash and telling her the various possibilities, she settled on Paton's Classic Wool Magnolia.
The pattern itself is easy. I knit the small (youth) size. The pattern has short rows which allow the thumb to be placed behind the fingers (just a wee bit). Unfortunately, they're TOO big!! I'm trying to find comfort in the fact that she'll be able to wear them in a year or two.
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