I am sure lots of you have little balls of lelft over yarns - many of which are the self-patterning Sock yarns. Well, I had TONS, and when I recently saw a pattern for children's mittens using 2 strands of fingering yarn, ....the lightbulb in my brain flashed brightly!! Or, at least I thought so...
Great way to use up all those odd size balls of yarn, but a little more difficult pairing them up into "Sets" of mittens. Hmmm...... The striped one on the bottom will just never work with any other, so I am going to frog that one and reuse the yarn. I am far from done, so hopefully, when I am totally done I will be able to pair them up into sets of , while not matching - at least blending, duos.
And - if all else fails, I could always enter an "Ugly mitten" contest -- I'd win hands (or mittens) down!!!
These are for the "Mittens for Akko" (via CIC) drive. No matter how odd looking, they are wool, and I hope they will help to make a child's hands warm. Oh, and the pattern is courtesy of Jean . It is a lovely pattern, and the ugly result is certainly not the fault of the designer... :)