Clarify

So when someone says 'yes, but are they *real* mittens?' all I can do is say 'yeah, so, can you clarify what you mean by real?' Because I mean they are real as in not imaginary. They exist. You can touch them. But they are not sized to be worn by humans. They do, however, look quite delightful on our little owl friend!

December 19, 2023|

Convinced

I remain convinced that these make excellent bookmarks. I mean, the cord between them was clearly meant for just such service. ⁠ ⁠ The fact that this means I can sit there and slip them on and off my fingertips while I read is just an added bonus. I totally didn't decide to use them as a bookmark just so I could play with them. No of course not. That would be silly. I'd never do such a thing...⁠ ⁠ They're called Tethered and they're out on both ravelry and payhip now!

December 15, 2023|

Tethered

As always, I will not be attempting to convince you that you need these. I will not pretend that they serve any practical purpose. I will not suggest that they solve any of your problems. I will say only that you can sit down with your needles, a tiny ball of leftover yarn, and the pattern and stand up an hour or two later with a teeny tiny pair of mittens. What happens after that is up to you. So technically, these are for sale on both ravelry and payhip (and you can use the code SMITTEN to take 15% [...]

December 12, 2023|

Motivation

Every time it snows, I think "oh, I should go outside and take some pictures." And then when I do I quickly realize: it's cold and I am in my pajamas it's actually weirdly hard to take pictures of tiny things in snow and have them look cute because mostly snow is just white and flat and kinda boring it's still cold and I am still in my pajamas and am I still outside in the snow taking boring pictures while shivering And then I come inside and kick the snow off my slippers and wander towards the nearest teapot [...]

December 4, 2023|

All The Things

So when I say Block All The Things...I do indeed mean All The Things. Even the tiny ones!⁠ Now, is this strictly necessary? I mean literally nothing about two inch tall mittens is at all necessary, so obviously not.⁠ But does it make them look better? Yup. It really does. Especially on teeny tiny things, the little irregularities from one stitch to the next that just happen with everyone's knitting can really stand out. And blocking smooths those right out.⁠ Plus it takes all of 60 seconds (hold them in your hand under the faucet, squeeze them a couple times [...]

November 9, 2023|

Pre soak

Unblocked (yes, I will block them, yes, it will make a difference in how they look, yes, even for something so tiny), but done enough to confirm that they are, indeed, adorable. Though not as adorable as they'll be after a brief soak and priming session.

November 8, 2023|

Enchanting

Hold up...first we need a second mitten... Again, these are tiny. Not 'small child' tiny. Oh no. These are 'fits on my smallest finger' tiny. 'I'm going to block them on the handle of a butter knife' tiny. 'I'm weirdly tempted to see if I can fit a tube of lip balm inside the two of them end to end, but I don't think there's actually room' tiny. They are itty bitty and serve no function at all. Yet I find them somehow enchanting. There's no accounting for taste.

November 6, 2023|

Baser tendencies

Many lovely people who like the fingerless mitts but prefer mittens: "You should knit mittens!" Me, who knows my own baser tendencies when it comes to heeding the letter vs spirit of a request: "Oh, maybe some day..." I cannot over emphasize how tiny this is. Like an inch across, maybe two inches tall. I can get my pinky finger in there, but only if I give it a little wiggle.

November 4, 2023|
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