Man- the weather has really taken a turn for the worst around here! So much so that my mother, daughter and I headed out the other night to pick up this year's snowsuits and a collection of new mittens and hats.
I bought some really heavy duty, triple-layered, wet-proof mitts for each of the kids ($$$ - but really needed for our Canadian winters!) and a few pairs of these cheaper, thinner,
fall kind of mitts.
My mom and I laughed about how these gloves are just like groceries. You buy a few pairs, and within days they are all gone- lost on the first or second day of being worn! The boys are especially good at randomly mis-placing a mitt or two.
So, being the mom I am, I ironed on the kids name labels in hopes that if lost, these mitts would find their way home again.
A girl can dream, right?????
And now onto other COZY things....
Last spring my daughter fell in love with this thick, fuzzy varigated yarn at Michaels. I, too, am a fan of pink and brown together so I jumped at the chance to knit her up a sweater in this pretty yarn.
I have knit this pattern before and find it quite easy and quick to complete. It knits into a long straight cardigan that looks cute over a turtleneck and leggings.
I love how the yarn seemed to knit itself into stripes- completely unplanned yet eye-catching....
To dress up the front of the sweater, I added a crocheted flower in 2 matching tones. It's these little details that take the sweater from "nice" to "designer."
For a little extra kick, I crocheted up a few more flowers and added them to the lower back of the sweater.
Afton was very delighted with this little addition!
Last night I also completed another little knitted project. I can only show you a small glimpse because it is destined for a friend's new baby. The yarn is a lovely peachy tone with a fine silver thread running through it. I fell in love with it while visiting York while on our trip to the UK in the summer.
I bought enough yarn for 2 little sweaters.
Hmmm....I wonder who will receive the next little sweater in sparkly peach.....?