I bought Chloe a really cute pair of fingerless gloves at the Port Fairy craft market. She is getting quite a bit of use out of them because it is FREEZING at the moment! This is one cold wintery town! I bought a pair for myself at the local chemist that were on sale as well. We were out walking the other day, Chloe, Elyssa and myself all rugged up and Chloe and I with our gloves on. I was so greatful for my warm hands when I looked down at poor little Elyssa in the pram and saw her little purple fingers. I went searching for a fingerless glove pattern for babies. I needed to make her a pair that at least had a spot for her thumb to stick out so that she could suck it when she want to sleep in the pram. I found this free pattern for Sucky Thumb Mitts. I had some wool in the stash so got to work. I had heaps of trouble getting started as I usually do when it comes to knitting. I couldnt quite get the knit one, purl one system going. In the end I settled for Moss stitch in place of the ribbed stitch and overall I am pretty happy with them. I spent about three hours on the first glove lol and only an hour on the second one! The gloves are a good fit and I think they might even last through next winter as well. They also match her hat. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon as both the girls are sick and looking for constant cuddles so they could lie around me whenever they wanted and I just sat on the couch knitting! Im thinking of knitting her some leg warmers next so that if she has tights on I can pull them out of my bag and put them over the top.
I am a temporary stay at home mum, on leave from a teaching career and loving every minute of it. I have a beautiful 6 year old daughter, Chloe, a gorgeous 3 year old, Elyssa, and a 1 year old, Amelia. All three are the light of my life and I feel truly blessed to have had them. I have a loving husband Ben who is my best friend and confident whom I love dearly. I trully think i am the luckiest person on the planet! I love my life and everything about it.