|This is the look I was going for with the hats.|
|He wouldn't let me put the other mitten on him.|
You take what you can get with Conster.
|The camera hurts! Oh it burns!|
|More adventurish not tied. What do you all think?|
After the hats I had tons of left over fabric (I have no idea how some of these patterns come up with the allotted amount) so I decided matching mittens would be cute. I also decided that matching mittens would be a snap. Trace the kids hands add a seam allowance boom done! Oh. My. I hate these mittens. I hate them so much. I made so many wonky pairs of mittens that I could have kept an entire deformed family of elves hands warm. The thumbs were too small, the opening were too small, this and that and this and that. Every time I fixed a problem a new one reared it's ugly plaid head. But, I was determined because now I had it in my head that they need matching mittens. Eventually after a little help from the google search engine, an extra trip to JoAnn's, and tons of time I ended up with two pair of passable mittens. My nephew is not getting a pair (sorry kid but I ran out of lining again).
|Conster's mittens turned out perfect... After about|
three botched attempts.
Conster's pair turned out wonderful. They're so vintage looking and just perfect. Again they each have two layers of flannel. SuperH's had to have the thumbs cut off and new ones put in (I didn't have enough fabric or brains to do a new pair) and I'm sure there was a better way to insert the new thumbs but I did the best I could at problem solving after days and days. SuperH's sort of look like the thumbs were hit with a hammer and swelled up, but I have him convinced that they look like old fashioned boxing gloves so we're all good.
|you can kind of see the thumb in this one.|