fingerless mitts

I have been crocheting up a storm lately!  Pretty much everyone I know will be getting a crocheted gift of some sorts.  Most will be getting toques since until recently that was the only thing I knew how to make!  (My favourite pattern can be found here)  But last night that all changed when I came up with my own fingerless mittens pattern.  I had done some looking on Pinterest and the web but couldn't find a simple one that I really liked so I took bits from different patterns and came up with a very simple pattern that I thought I'd share!

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch

hook used - 5 mm
yarn used - Patons ColorWul

ch 20 (or until the chain reaches around your four fingers).
sl st ends together.
sc in each stitch around continuing until the rectangle measures about 1.5-2 inches.
ch 6, skip 4 stitches on the rectangle then continue to sc in every stitch around.
Once you get back to where you did the ch 6 skip every other stitch for three stitches then continue to sc in each stitch.
sc in every stitch until you are happy with the length of your mitt.
tie off the ends, weave in the tail and cut it if necessary.
sc in each stitch around the thumb until it measures about 0.5-1 inch.

weave in all the ends and trim the tails if necessary, slip on your beautiful new mitts and admire how freaking gorgeous they are!

**this pattern is for personal use only**

take time

Exams are done and life is good.  I'm home for the holidays and taking some time to take care of me and spend some much needed time with my family.  I hope that wherever you are you, too, are taking care of yourself and doing things that make you happy!

December! (and our first snow!)


My excitement for Christmas has been coming in waves.  Somedays I am over the moon excited and other days not so much.  I have a lot to get done before Christmas gets here so maybe that's why I haven't been ecstatic every day..  Finals season is here so that means studying and reading and writing annnnd procrastinating (what I'm doing riiight now).  But today something very exciting happened and I simply had to share... WE GOT OUR FIRST SNOW!  We get so little here usually that snow is kind of a big deal.  I am in no way a Lorelai Gilmore when it comes to snow but I sure do love the way it coats everything in a blanket of white and how the world feels a little more magical when it snows.
I hope that wherever you are you are feeling cozy and warm and happy :)