I saw a pair of these fun mittens at the Holiday Craftacular fair here in Madison, Wisconsin, a few weekends ago. The maker, Mary Jo of Five Green Acres wasn't offering the mittens for sale, but promised a free DIY tutorial through her blog. She emailed me this week to say that the tutorial was up, complete with patterns, diagrams and pictures. There's also a flickr group dedicated to the mitten-makers and Mary Jo has asked for feedback on her instructions.
With the mittens in mind, I headed up to my closet and while I could certainly come up with a few sweaters that would be better suited as something else, none are quite cute enough for my efforts in this project so I'm headed off to the thrift store to see what I can find. Maybe I'll pick up a few surprises while I'm there, I've been known to do that now and then. Are you up for an early winter project? Happy sewing.