Friday, January 13, 2012

Woolly Wonder Mittens

Oh, what an exciting week! I spent the month of December designing and writing the Woolly Wonder Mittens sewing pattern for Petite Purls magazine's Sew Petite feature and it was published on Tuesday. The patterns in the winter issue are just astonishingly beautiful and I'm so honored to be included in such amazing company. This is my first published pattern and I couldn't be more delighted.

I hope you will indulge me as I make a few thank you's.

An ENORMOUS thank you to Amy Wurdock for taking such gorgeous photos.
Anne of Flax & Twine and to the editors of Petite Purls for making it all possible.
My dad for his technical expertise.
My sons for being fit models and photo models.
My mom for her endless enthusiasm.
Knittymama for her knitter's perspective.
Treadle Yard Goods for their beautiful collection of wool fabrics and trims.
The lovely Emily who is an excellent model at the ripe old age of 3 1/2.
And to my husband, who took over all the parenting duties while I worked in my sewing room for hours at a time.

Emily and my son Alex

I do hope you'll make a pair of Woolly Wonder Mittens for your child(ren) if you live in a cold climate. These mittens are designed to be worn over another pair of mittens or gloves (preferably hand knitted, of course!). Staying warm in the winter is all about layering - you won't believe what a difference another layer of wool makes when it comes to keeping your kids' hands warm.

Interested in making a pair of these mittens for yourself? Me, too! So stay tuned to my blog because I'll be posting an adult version of the Woolly Wonder Mittens pattern before the end of January. Why not? Grownups like warm hands, too, right?

My son Paul was just a wee bit disappointed that his photo didn't make it into Petite Purls, so I'm posting one (okay, maybe two) of him here.

My super sweet six year old

So what's next? The adult Woolly Wonder Mittens pattern of course, plus another installment of my Color Theory 101 series. I've also got a baby quilt pattern/quilt along called Four's a Charm that I can't wait to share with you.

 Yippee! January is really shaping up. A pattern in Petite Purls, more patterns to come, Project Runway All Stars, and a new season of Downton Abbey. Really, what more could I ask for? Well, maybe just some snow.



  1. Super super cool! I love that you're staying busy!

  2. These are really cute mittens!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I've been thinking I should look for a mitten pattern like that, and today it was suddenly there, without me looking for it.