I have always been a crafter, and I attribute that back to my grandmother, Ola Askew McKinley. Her passions were sewing, quilting, and crocheting; I wonder why she never knitted? My mom tells me that although my grandmother couldn’t follow a written pattern, she only needed to see the item and she could duplicate it. I have many of her artistic accomplishments which I will be featuring in my Heirloom posts – stay tuned!
2017 Christmas Mitten Ornaments
I began making handmade Christmas ornaments when my children were small and have continued through the years… with a few years taken off for good behavior! As my children married and I now have grandchildren… five granddaughters… I’ve gotten back into ornament making. Usually, I sew felt ornaments, but this year I chose to knit after finding these knitted mitten ornaments on Ravelry.
Three little girls loving their mittens!
Five “red” mittens snowballed into a total of 19… as I included the parents, my husband, and several friends. The more I knitted, the easier and faster I finished each mitten and now… I’m wanting to make a set of “real” mittens!
Working on the mittens!
Stephen’s family: I chose to embroider the girl’s initials with a key to my heart; my daughter-in-law received one of my pins and Stephen, well he got a green mitten, no bling… bling!
Ella received a special charm… a Nancy Drew magnifying glass!
Melissa’s family: I embroidered their initials on, with “keys” to my heart, and one of my pins I added to my daughters. I didn’t Frank wanted any bling, so his was green!
Inside each girl’s mitten is a note with a Christmas wish from me… GiGi
Hubby’s green mitten and mine… he didn’t get any bling-bling either… I pinned a butterfly from one of my mother’s necklaces on mine!
And why did I make them mostly all red… in case you’re wondering… well, Red is my favorite color!
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