I love my mittens

Well, after all the fun of blogtoberfest I’ve found it quite strange not writing a post everyday, but not strange enough to want to do it again yet, it was hard work!

It’s been raining all day today, this completely ruined my plans for a big bike ride (which, let’s be honest, was unlikely anyway) but provided the perfect opportunity to stay inside and make stuff.

You might remember this mitten I finished a while ago, well I finally finished the other one, and it’s only slightly smaller than the first one, so that’s a bonus.  They are both massive though so I’ve had to put a little bit of elastic around the cuff to keep them on my hands.  I’ve also added another little addition to them… a big piece of string to tie them together!

I feel like a little kid again!  But just in case I have to behave fairly sensibly and it’s not appropriate to have mittens dangling from my sleeves, I’ve made them detachable!

I used a little hook and eye on each end of the string.  I’m really quite proud of myself, you might have noticed.

As well as finishing off the mittens, I’ve also finished my little bird, with minimum blood loss (those felting needles are lethal).

He’s only little, I might attach him to one of Burt’s antlers, or maybe I’ll find somewhere else to put him…