Friday, February 11, 2011

Mittens on her mind

On a frosty morning just before Christmas Grandma Coco went walkabout in the charming village of Cocotown and picked up a bug. Everywhere she went, she saw …


Mittens!    Everywhere. Thus infected, her mind began to swirl with mitten ideas. Knitted mittens, quilted mittens. The fever raged. Mittens with puppies. Mittens with kittens. And then….oddly constructed mittens.  Oh, those were the worst….I mean, they turned out swell….beautiful, really! A smashing success but they’ve confounded some of the people who offered to test the patterns.

No matter. Grandma Coco suffers still. More ideas. More mittens to come. In the meantime, here are some of the mittens that GC’s nearest and dearest received this year for Christmas.

for Stephanie (who is working on a very special project for us right now and deserves some mitten love)

for Pam (who came so far to be with us this Christmas and who is always welcome in the Kingdom of Coco)

for someone who might like flowers (a lot!)
many's an epidemic!
All sizes....don't you love the sheepdog ones? They're for a toddler.
Like the Cosy Quilted Mittens, these are all knitting/quilting combined. I'm calling them Picture Mittens....'cuz they frame an image....a focus fabric or a pre-printed panel. Grandma Coco thinks they'd really suit an embroidered motif....yes! that's what we need ....embroidery!  or cross-stitch! So little time. So many mittens to make.


  1. They are gorgeous!! An OH HOW I LOVE that clothesline photo! That is beautiful ; )

    gee, I always love coming here.
    ~Monika in Saskatoon

  2. Thanks, Monika. It's always nice to have you drop by!


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