Charity Drive, Knitting, WIP Mittens

5 Charity Drive

Afternoon. TGIF! How’re you? How’s your Friday going? The husband drove me to my appointment and then we got poke bowls near home. I totally 。゚(゚´(00)`゚)゚。 oinked out, devouring the whole bowl while watching Steven Colbert on Youtube.

I have a new WIP to show you. I was going to cast on a pair of TAAT socks but found I wasn’t 100% in the mood to knit socks just yet. Instead, I cast on another charity project:

I have always wanted to knit a pair of full mittens. By “full,” I mean ones that cover a person’s fingers, but not through individual finger tubes.

I found The World’s Simpliest Mittens by Tin Can Knits. What I love about this pattern is that there are different sizes and you can even knit them in different weights of yarn. How versatile!

The yarn I’m knitting with is FibraNatura Dona in the colorway, Amber. You can see I’m knitting cuff up.

This close up above is to show you where I’m at in the pattern – the thumb gussets. For those of you who don’t knit, a thumb gusset is like a chimney tube that is attached to the palm area of the mitten that will slant out sideways. I am increasing stitches here now and then before I stop at a certain point. When I stop, I’ll be putting those stitches on waste yarn (I’ll try to remember to take a picture then) so I can finish up the mitten parts that go over the other fingers and then finish the thumb guessets last.

Hmmm…debating on what project to work on after I finish up here. Have a good weekend and TTYS.

14 thoughts on “5 Charity Drive”

    1. Thank you. It feels good to be knitting for charity, to use a pattern of something I’ve always wanted to knit, and to use stash yarn.


  1. Mitten thumbs are so important! Your mittens are going to be awesome! And a charity knit to boot! Wonderful Lady! Hope you have good mothers day weekend!


    1. Thank you, Kathy ^__^. I am feeling good about getting in charity knitting this year and how it has given me the opportunity to try patterns I’ve always want to try.


  2. Hi Stefanie 🙂 I like the colour of the mittens, that’s something I never tried yet, they look good! I’m hoping for a little sunshine today to warm up my bones…actually am still wearing mittens in the morning to walk the pooches…it still feels like winter, ugh! Have a great weekend!!!

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    1. Hi Rain. I’ve always liked mustard-related colors. If you want to try a new knitting pattern, the ones by Tin Can Knits are good because they have tutorials and a wide range of sizes. It’s shocking to see how you have snow still up there. We are having temps of 70’s and have been running our house fan in the evenings every day.


  3. It’s so wonderful that you are knitting these for charity in such yummy yarn and color! If you feel like continuing with mittens after you finish these, I would recommend Bella’s Mittens by Marielle Henault, it’s a very popular free pattern on Ravelry.


  4. Reading the other comments I have to say I, too, love the color of these mittens. And I’m chuckling that someone else is going to go look up poke bowls. I know you mentioned them in another post recently, but I didn’t look it up then. Going to go learn something now! And maybe create a desire for some new-to-me food! 🙂


    1. Aaaah! Who knew?!? There’s a Poke place within driving distance of me:

      I’ll admit… it doesn’t look like food I’d normally be drawn to (this place calls it desconstructed sushi). But maybe this needs to be put on my list of restaurants to experiment – I mean experience – with with my restaurant-experimenting sons. 🙂

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