My tiny sweater inspired me to try knitting some tiny mittens, so I combined a couple of patterns and ideas and came up with this little guy--I have never worked with two colors at once, so there were a couple of starts and re-starts. It's definitely a whole new skill!
This mitten is definitely a prototype--I think the thumb is too long, and the snowflake design is definitely not centered in the space. I'm working on Mitten Mark II and improving my pattern, and I think a pair of little mittens on a string will be a great Christmas ornament!
I am using my trusty size 1 straight needles and some yarn from my selection of lighter-wieght thrift store yarn. These skeins are wool, and labeled 'Fleisher's Ever-match Sport and Sweater', and they seem to be from the late 50's or early 60's--the manufacturer's address doesn't have a zip code!
Check out these mittens I made from the same pattern and needles, with a fairly light-weight worsted yarn--the weight of the yarn makes them almost twice as big, and also too stiff!
The striped mittens remind me of bees--wonder if I could make black and yellow bee mittens?