Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yarn Along - warm hands, warm heart.

I had a neighbour when I was growing up who always had cold hands, she'd cup them around my face and say "cold hands warm heart!", and she did/does have a warm heart, and probably still has cold hands.
Personally I like warm hands - a warm head, warm feet etc etc, and I like to think I have a warm heart but I guess I have to let others be the judge of that.
So as my boys and I walk run to school every morning, come rain or shine, snow or ice, I decided that some new mitts were the order of the day.
Tino chose sharks
arrh   arrh!
Rémi, continuing his obsession with Pirates, wanted scull and cross bones ones!  I'm using a basic mitten pattern and have done a spot of 'knitting cosmetic surgery' to the grid I had previously used for these wrist warmers, so as to reduce the number of stitches to fit across Rémi's hand.

I'm also having to make the mitts a little longer than the pattern, I hadn't noticed before that Rémi has such long slim hands!  Next up is me.  I'm going to try the mitten pattern in Taproot issue n°3 Retreat, in what I would describe as a 'burn amber' colour, even if the ticket wants to call it 'Sanguine'!
Just yesterday I was give three books - An Infamous Army (Margaret Drable), Father Brown Stories (G.K.Chesterton) and last but not least Dylan Thomas The Poems.  I'm sort of a fan of his, I've read many of his works, understood very few off them but I like the words he uses, and the way he uses them!  I've also read a few biography's, my, what a notorious womanizer and drunk he was!
I'm going to be linking up with Ginny tomorrow for Yarn Along but will have to wait until the end of the day to see all your projects.  Wednesday is such a busy day for us, but last week it was a very special Wednesday - my little Tino turned 4...

party fun with friends and cousins
as requested - a train cake with trailer filled with smarties!
...and today, is a very special Tuesday, as we celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary!


  1. oh goodness emma! so much to celebrate here! happy birthday to your tino, four is such a sweet age. and happy anniversary, we have just been celebrating our 7th.
    the gloves are AWESOME! well done on the shark, they look just like the real thing (we have had many sightings lately!) and the pirate, so cool.
    i hope you do make a pair for yourself, and i think i am going to have to order tap root finally, see what everyone is talking about!
    have a wonderful week :)

  2. p.s. forgot to say, LOVE dylan thomas.

  3. What a yummy looking cake!! I bet your little one loved it. And Happy Anniversary! We celebrate our 9th anniversary next week too, we are obviously in good company :) The mittens look great. I'm eagerly awaiting my copy of Taproot I ordered ages ago...patience, patience lol. Have a great week x

  4. Your knitted mittens are just gorgeous, I'm sure Kye would love some:) Oh, I must also subscribe to Taproot, it looks like a wonderful magazine. Happy anniversary!

  5. Congratulations on all your celebrations! The mittens are great I need to make some for my eldest to combat the cold.

  6. The shark mitts are so cute and I love the mouth insides!! Happy birthday to your little one :)

  7. Those are some seriously adorable shark mittens!

  8. Happy Birthday and happy anniversary! Lots to celebrate at your home. :-) Great shark mittens!!

  9. What sweet mitts...my son would LOVE these!!

    Happy Birthday to Tino!! What a sweet age! And Happy Anniversary! My hubby and I celebrated 7 years last month! :)

  10. I adore those shark mittens! I also adore that cake! Beautiful all around!

  11. Wonderful mittens!! I especially love the sharks. I was eyeing up the Family Mittens pattern in Taproot the other day.
    Happy anniversary!

  12. Gah! Those shark ,
    Mittens are awesome!! I showed my four yr old and he said, "I need those! " so great!

  13. 4 years--big!!! happy birthday little man!!! and happy anniversary, mama!!! love the little sharks---and obviously so does he!! adorable picture.

  14. Oh wow, those mittens are ace. Very cool stuff, and that cake looks delish.

  15. I'm positively drooling over those shark mittens. Must Make!

  16. Very creative and I love your play kitchen also.

  17. Oh, those mittens are darling! Mittens with an edge. I like that! Happy 4th birthday to your little cutie. And happy anniversary to you.