Summer Mittens

We are in the middle of a glorious patch of weather and I’ve been commissioned to make some woolly mittens!

I’m sitting out in the garden crocheting away whilst soaking up a few rays πŸ™‚

I must have made this pattern up at least six times now πŸ™‚ I’m getting pretty expert at it! This is the link for it although my version is slightly different as I put thumbs in (please note that the instructions use the American abbreviations).

This is the first glove in progress


Working with yarn when it’s so hot outside isn’t my favourite pass time, I’d rather sew or even just slob πŸ˜‰

A little while ago I came across an article on the Australian blog Red Brolly. It talked about an English quilter called Lucy Boston who used to live in a village called Hemingford Grey. She is famous for writing a series of children’s books and also for making quilts. I was really curious as I live near Hemingford Grey and had never heard of her or her books or her quilts! Thank goodness for Blogland and knowledgeable people otherwise I might never have discovered her!

Her house is open to the public and I will definitely be visiting it sometime soon but in the meantime I thought I’d have a go at making a small version of one of her quilts. The quilt I’m going to have a go at is English paper pieced so it will be a great little project for my holiday which is fast approaching (getting excited πŸ™‚ )

The quilt is called Patchwork of the Crosses and I thought I’d make four blocks and make a wall hanging for my sewing/dining room.

SoΒ far I’ve bought the fabric and have started cutting out the pieces.


It is sooo tempting to start on it right now but I. Must. Wait. Until. My. Holidays!

Ok – back to the mittens πŸ™‚

Until next time,

Chris x


2 thoughts on “Summer Mittens

  1. Pingback: Patchwork of the Crosses | UK City Crafter

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