The (urban snirt) Mitten
October 22, 2007 § 1 Comment
Knitting these mittens reminded me of Jan Brett’s The Mitten, only the mitten might get lost in the the snirt (snow+dirt) of the city, not the pristine white snow of the storybook. I was going to take another photo of a big mitten pre-felting but I was too excited to shrink them up. I’m not sure what animals would take refuge inside an urban snirt mitten, but around her it would certainly include big spiders, beavers, and slugs. Before felting, the mittens looked like a squirrel may have tried them on.
Post-felting the mittens should be just the right size for an urban boy (who may or may not loose one in the snirt). They are drying now so I should have photos soon. The mittens are the first wearable felted knit that I have made, so I hope they are both the same size. The pattern is from Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas. I like a lot of the patterns in this book and plan to make more mittens and some slippers soon too.