When you live in beautiful northern California and have been through a 4 year drought, the thought of a REAL “gullywasher” coming, you want to shout YAHOOOOO! and celebrate by bringing out the yarn, and making up something and making it fun. So I have created some simple mitts. I used Noro, Silk Garden.
I made up the idea (I don’t follow patterns very well and I am not an advanced crocheter). And the mitts are my favorite shape, a rectangle!! While writing this I heard on the radio that Boreal Ridge ski resort is opening today!! They are 45 minutes away and with the few inches of snow they received last weekend and the really cold nights, they are “making” snow. But more real snow is on the way.
The close up shows that I measured where my thumb would go, pulling it a bit tighter at the wrist area. I measured around the widest portion of my hand to help determine the actual width and added a fold over area. Be sure that when you create the chain, do it loosely so that there will be some give when you pull the mitts over your hands.
The air is crisp and getting colder. The clouds are coming in late tomorrow. So curl up on a comfy couch, have something yummy to eat and drink near by and do some hand work and listen to the crackling fire and the rain dancing outside. Hugs, Heidi