Tuesday, December 18, 2007

my mitten garland


My Mom sent me the best birthday present... mittens made by my Mom! And as you can see, I don't actually wear them. Hello, I live in Phoenix. These mittens have another purpose. They grace my front window every winter. I love my mitten garland! I have several pair of mittens that my Mom made for me and my kids over the years. And I cherish each and every one of them. I even have the pair that I knitted while I was in high school. I knitted alot back then, scarves, hats, bags and mittens. Oh and I can't forget crocheting hundreds of granny squares! We're talking the 70's! YA, granny square vests, granny square afgans... I would crank em out just cuz they were so fun and fast! And what else are you gonna do when you're snowed in for days on end!
Anyway, the rest of my mittens were found at thrift stores and I am especially thrilled when I come across a homemade pair rather than the factory-made, store-bought mittens. They're such treasures worth displaying! Wouldn't you agree?!

6 comments:

Nonie Mae.... said...

So cute! Such a great idea.

Judy said...

Mittens...what fun (even in Phoenix)!

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Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Yes, definitely agree...very cute!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

What a lovely idea and a lovely keepsake from your mom. Of course, here in Michigan, we actually WEAR our mittens so we can't decorate with them LOL!!

Blessings and Merry "Christ"mas!

Sher

Zoey said...

Hi Linda,
I remember your mitten garland from last year. So cute and so unique!