I finally finished a pair of mittens for Ethan. I had been feeling guilty ever since the chilly Michigan winter season started. My poor baby is always bundled up in a hat, down jacket, and boots but no mittens to keep his little hands warm. So I finally put one project aside and worked on the mittens. And I wasn’t going to stop until I finished them! Yes, I was pretty determined there — I think mainly because they are so tiny and was actually simple to make. I used a pattern from the Oliver + S Little Things to Sew book. I absolutely adore this book. I recently purchased it and have already flagged a few projects on there. Not sure when I will get to them, but they’re on my list!
Here are some pictures of the mittens by itself and also modeled by Ethan. I used a light gray fleece for the material. Soft and toasty for little hands.
So on to some bad news. As soon as I finished the mittens, my sewing machine started to act up. It made a very weird squeaky noise as the needle came down to sew onto the fabric. As you can imagine, I was terribly bummed. And horrified. I only had the machine for six months! I spent an hour trying to fix it last night, but no success. And it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. A friend of mine just had her baby this past weekend (congrats, K!) and I planned to make her little one a welcoming gift. Now it looks like I won’t get to make anything and will have to resort to retail. Ugh.
The machine is being analyzed at a shop now. Please wish it luck!