Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bright Honeycomb Mittens

I like to dress my son in bright colors.  And orange is one of his favorite colors, so that works out just fine for the both of us.  Before we left Canada he picked out this bright orange wool (Briggs Little)  for his honeycomb mittens.  They are all done now - I just have to wash them in hot soapy water to shrink them a bit - I knit them a little big on purpose so I could shrink them.  I especially like him to wear orange because generally - every other week seems to be a hunting season of some sort or another in the fall. 

Here he is with another family dog!  This one is Burro and belongs to my husband's sister.  As you can see - I really make sure that no hunter is going to accidentally think my son is a deer!
Obviously, I don't really have to worry about that right now since we now live in the city.  None-the-less, he has orange mittens for the winter.  Nice, warm, wool mittens!

I am just trying to figure out why everyone in the city wears dark colors.  Maybe  is because they don't pay attention to hunting season, do you think?
*You can find a honeycomb mitten pattern in the book Homespun/Handknit - Caps, Socks, Mittens & Gloves.  My version is slightly different but that is the fun part about knitting - you can change patterns around to suit your own needs.

1 comment:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Looks like you wasted no time in getting settled. It's good to see you here even if it's from the other side of the pond.