Mittens for my Ma
It's another beautiful snowy weekend in Toronto, and the last one for a few weeks where we have nothing to do, so we are savouring it. We did some quick errands on Saturday morning - I needed to pick up some yarn, and while I was in Michael's, Ben went over to Marshall's and surprised me by picking out some cute decorations for the nursery.
We came home and hung up the pictures together.
Then I got to work on some gifts for my mom's birthday - she had pinned a cute toque pattern on her Pinterest Wishlist board (I recommend everyone do this). I happened to find the exact yarn at Michael's - Lion Brand Scarfie.
I really enjoyed this yarn! It's a generous 150g, 285m skein, and produces a soft, gradual gradient. I also really enjoyed the toque pattern - Snowball Slouch Hat by Megan Meyer. The stitch was really easy and enjoyable, and the whole thing worked up quickly - got through it during a movie. I added a furry pom pom for a finishing touch.
I had so much yarn left I decided to make matching mittens - Left in Knots by Megan Meyer had a free pattern for that too. It took some tweaking to get the gauge right, and to be honest, it was a bit of a pain to go through the yarn and find the pattern repeats so that both mittens would match. But I am happy with how they came out!
Overall, I was happy with how the whole set came out and very happy to have a nice handmade gift to give my Mom, from start to finish in one cozy weekend!