Friday, January 29, 2010

Working with my hands

I am thankful for work that can be done with my hands and things that can be seen as accomplished.  Finished.

And I need to remember to do it more often.

I started to crochet some mittens for myself since my ones of many years in cold weather are slowly unraveling.

The ones I started turned out to be too small, but the perfect size for my friends cold, small hands (she's probably fine, I'm just implying that they are oh so cold).  So, now I will get to make a second pair for myself.  Kind of fun and they don't take too long (if I actually work on them!).

I'm looking forward to other hand working things that will come this spring - hoping to garden again.  Not sure if we'll get a plot within our community or do a potted garden on the porch.  In these cold days pulling weeds and being outside for long periods of time sound so wonderful.

Too bad these days I'm not enjoying other work with my cleaning the bathroom or dusting.  Hoping to get to those things soon...


  1. Oh, I love those! I only crochet, and I find lots of knitting patterns for mittens, but never one for crochet. can you tell me where you found the crochet pattern?

  2. I copied the pattern a long time ago...I will try to search for it online and pass it along! I'm sure I'll be able to find it somewhere. Glad you like them - they are a nice crocheted mitten.

  3. Love the mittens Jamie! Wish I could wear some here. To bad.