Memory Mitts

Last year my friend lost both of her parents in less than two months. I’ve been thinking about her and her pain a lot lately, especially as we are getting close to the anniversary of the death of her father. I decided to make her a pair of fingerless mitts to honor the memory of her parents.

I used the Grace Handwarmers pattern by EweKnit Toronto. I liked using the pattern because it was free, well written, and her dad was the pastor at Grace Methodist. I used my bullet journal to sketch out charts that reminded me of her parents. Her mom was a musician, so I used music notes for her mitt. I would have preferred to knit a violin, but I didn’t think I could make it work. Her dad often said “Bless your heart” so I knit that into her dad’s mitt.

The dark brown yarn is handspun from the farmers market in Lawrence, KS. The light brown is yarn my friend brought me from her trip to Scotland last year. Both yarns are undyed.

This was the project I had scheduled for February, so I’ve added a brioche cowl to the schedule for next month. Have you been knitting much lately?

22 thoughts on “Memory Mitts

  1. That is such a wonderful, kind idea, and they turned out beautiful! Your friend is going to love them ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to seeing your brioche cowl! I have been knitting a bunch – making good progress on the WW socks and my Dockside cardigan ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. This is such a nice idea. It got me thinking about making a pair with my doggo’s name on them! I am always thinking about that dog!! We are at a balmy 8 degrees here in NY. I’m bundled, are you? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Those fingerless put mine to shame! ! I love when the palm is a pattern like that! Im making a pair of fingerless for Allison per request. Today when I mentioned it , my sister asked for a pair because she now works from home and her office is cold! Actually, I was racking my brain as to what to get her . She’s very particular, but I think I can knit her a soft washable pair as she requests!

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