Well, I've done it! I've broken into the mitten game!
I've had this ball of yarn FOREVER, and I don't even know where I got it from. I'm so glad I finally figured out what to do with it, and I can't wait to gift it to one of my best friends.
These were a real challenge for me. Especially as I was reading different potential patterns, there was some language I wasn't familar with. These mittens were an opportunity to learn some new skills. They were also a great reminder that, even though there might be new vocabulary terms and skills, nothing is ever as hard as it seems. After all, "if at first you don't succeed, try try again."
I loved making the mittens, and I think they came out great if I should say so myself. The yarn is so squishy and I think it'll keep my friend's hands nice and warm. I also love that they are convertible. I know my biggest issue with mittens is the loss of using my fingers, so I love that the flaps can be opened to use your fingers but also closed if you don't. Optimal hand warmth and function!
I can't wait for it to get cold so my friend can put these to good use! I see many more of these in my future, and I may even experiment with colors :)
Thanks Yarnspirations for the great beginnger pattern! I added a button to hold the flap down :)