And I am all about the stash busting these days, which means that Dulaan is going to get a whole box full from me this year, not just a few pieces here and there like the last couple of years.
I started a pair of mittens for them this morning before work . Another stash project using two dk-weight yarns my mom found at Value Village, (also known as the VV boutique for those who don't wish to admit they shop there). They are brand new skeins with their tags still on, and let me tell you, those suckers are old (I could tell by the tags) but the fibre is still lovely and fresh.
For those of you who may not know, I have had issues with finding a good versatile mitten pattern for some time now. I have been searching and struggling to find one that I could adapt for which ever yarn weight or hand size I had to work with.
In another desperate attempt, I was going through my pattern collection last night and decided to check out my vintage collection. (It must have been the vintage yarn that inspired me.)
Lo and behold! Look what I found there.
It is exactly what I needed and now, no more mitten madness.
It has child sizes from 2-12, plus adult S-M-L. It also includes gauges for six different weights of yarns, easy to follow instructions and a few helpful hints. All this in a two-page flyer that originally cost 40 cents. It warms my little vintage-loving heart!!! (I was so seriously born in the wrong era!)
You know, there are days when I am hit fully in the face by my "knitter" status. This is one of them. I am blowing my own mind with my mitten problem, my vintage knitting pattern collection, the size of my stash and my own joy thinking about all these things together.
Hoping you find your own inner knitter, M
ETA: Thanks to Marti for double checking my links. It's fixed now and you can access the current Dulaan website.