What have I been sewing this week?
For the past couple of years I've been trying to make my sewing more meaningful and I've been using up left-over fleece pieces to make blankets and hats and mittens to donate to our community Resource Centre for Christmas giving.
I have a blanket half finished ( that's this week's job, to finish it) and am almost finished 12 sets of hats and mitts in various sizes.
I had thought my grandchildren would be here to model them for my blog this weekend, but what with one having the stomach flu and our first winter storm , they didn't make it. So I'll just show you the mittens minus the models.
I used an OOP pattern for both the mitts and hats, S3675.
I make the mittens reversible. This makes them very warm.
For some I modified the hat to be more suitable for boys. For others I added braided ties for added warmth for little girls.
Here are just a few.
I think matching scarves would be nice too but here in New Brunswick, Canada, children are not allowed to wear scarves to school. So I guess in the back of my mind, I'd feel guilty giving the scarves along with the mitts and hats.
I think its amazing what you can do with a little fleece. It makes me feel good to make these sets, but I have to admit that I'm glad to be finished for this year.It becomes awfully repetitive after the first few.
Now, on to the fleece quilt....