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fatoldladyinpjs 02-27-2012 02:28 PM

FO: Convertible mittens
 
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Here's a pair of convertible mittens, my own pattern, with texting thumbs. This is Wool of the Andes 100% Peruvian Highland wool in a blackberry (deep purple) color. My son grabbed them and put them into use before I could get a good picture. Here they are, well loved and complete with dog hair.

fatoldladyinpjs 02-27-2012 02:39 PM

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A better picture.

Jan in CA 02-27-2012 03:06 PM

Nice! I made some for my daughter a few years ago. I keep forgetting to have her bring them back so I can make the texting thumb. I forgot at the time.

GrumpyGramma 02-27-2012 06:36 PM

:yay:
Love them and purple is my favorite color! What better way to show they're useful than to show them already worn?
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
I've still not worked up the courage to make real mittens, just the mitts with no fingers and a rudimentary thumb. You inspire me to try something more.

salmonmac 02-27-2012 07:08 PM

Gorgeous color and wonderful pattern.. They look terrific and apparenetly your son thinks so too!

Lawlren 02-27-2012 11:48 PM

I like the thumb things :) I've never seen those before.

Antares 02-28-2012 10:30 AM

What wonderful mittens! And obviously already much loved!

Great idea about the convertible thumb piece for texting. When all those scientists of long ago (like when I was in high school) insisted humans would lose their thumbs one day from disuse, they never dreamed we'd "start" using them again with future gadgets!! (Personally, though, I never stopped using mine even without texting!)

justplaincharlotte 03-03-2012 11:18 PM

Really, really nice! :heart:

MerigoldinWA 03-06-2012 02:12 AM

Great idea. So the thumbs open up?

nonny2t 03-06-2012 03:51 AM

Hey those are terrific!


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