David is set for the Arctic blast. Last week he admired this hat in the lunch line and the kid who was wearing it offered it to him for $5.00 of his lunch money. Hmmmm… not sure how I feel about that... and am just hoping the other mom wasn’t too upset about the “lost” hat.
I’ve always wanted an Advent garland of tiny mittens one for each day of December leading up Christmas but it seems I always think about it in December when there is no way there would be time to make something like that. Well this past weekend I squeezed in three tiny mittens using a pattern from the Winter 2000 issue of Interweave Knits. (It’s also in the 2006 issue of Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts) They were fun to make but making two-dozen is probably out of the question. The mitten pictured in my banner is also knit from this pattern and is Raveled here. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fidlstix/miniature-mittens-and-stocking-ornaments
Speaking of mittens you need to check out the 9000 Hands Project for the NATO summit that was held in Latvia in 2006. Scroll down and click on the galleries. http://www.rigasummit.lv/en/id/cats/nid/698/ 4500 pairs of incredibly beautiful stranded color work mittens each as wonderfully individual as a snowflake. What a fun way to while away some snow bound time.