Sunday, November 04, 2007

Lady Moss Mittens

I usually start the summer to fall to winter layering with fingerless glove, a light scarf, and a jacket or thick sweater. Then it goes to a hat, thicker scarf, full gloves, and a medium coat. Now I’m moving into the winter coat, thick wool hat, long warm scarf, and thick mittens. There is only one issue. Last late winter early spring I lost my mittens! What is a girl to do? Well how about whip up some new ones with some stash yarn. I’m feeling particularly cold this year and wanted some extra warmth. My friend had just told me about this technique called thrumming. Perfect! Lets give that a shot too. I must say I really enjoy them, they are super warm and really cute to boot! The neat thing is that as you wear the mittens, the roving will felt and it will make a super warm, somewhat water proof mitten. Hooray! Perfect for any lady in the winter.

Download the Lady Moss Mitten pattern here (pdf).

Summary of updates:
++Email me about having your ad for your indie business on the Craft Leftovers blog
++I'm taking the rest of the day off to recoup because my neck is acting up
++Shop updates throughout the week
++6 Craft Leftovers Monthly subscriptions available
++I'm taking next weekend off pattern writing to update the server and blog and back everything up as well as move Craft Leftovers to its new home! Hooray!

Updates in detail:
I don't know if anyone noticed or not, but there was a google ad up in the sidebar for about one evening.... I didn't like it. I took it down. Instead I'm going to offer really affordable ad space for indie crafter's businesses/blogs/websites and events. I've had to set up a new server account for hosting patterns and need to raise some money to cover the new costs. So if you are interesting in advertising with Craft Leftovers, just email me at for information on rates and whatnot. Send me a link to your site too. I really want to keep the ads on here ethical and independent crafter/artist based. Stuff that I think you all would like to know about and not be annoyed by.

I've decided to take the rest of today off and relax. I've been at the computer for about 2 days straight and my neck is starting to have issues and I fear if I don't listen to it, it's going to go out again. Time to use my lavender neck wrap.

The goal for the shop is to have it completely updated by this Saturday. I'm just going to do a group of kits each day. There is a lot of stuff. It's going to be the most kits and handmade gifts that I will have had in the shop at any one time.

There are still 6 November Craft Leftovers Monthly issues available, you can get yours here. I've decided to just leave them up until the next issue goes on sale. I mean, heck, why not.

I'm going to take next week off. Well, kind of anyway, not off craft leftovers, just no pattern. I'm going to go through and set up the new server as well as convert all the old patterns into pdfs (finally). And also back everything up onto an external hard drive so I can avoid what happened back in August. I'm also going to move the whole Craft Leftovers website! Oh my gosh! It's finally going to happen. Craft Leftovers will have its own website with everything all in place and most importantly, an archive with everything nice

Have a great week everyone! I'll post again during the week to let you know the progress of the shop updates and whatnot.



javede said...

Love those mittens! I'm really tempted to cast on :-)

btw. I would love to buy one of the leftover crafty leftover monthly as I really like my october one(the cat fabric came in sooooo handy as I was making a cat-themed patchwork scarf), unfortunately I'm totally broke at the moment :-(
I'm surprised there are still some available!

greetingarts said...

Hope your neck feels fine by tomorrow morning, and that you have a good week off from new pattern writing. Sounds like an ambitious week! But congrats on all the changes, Craft Leftovers is really going to be all grown up now.

I've really loved the last two patterns especially, keep up the great work!

iHanna said...

Beatiful mittens, lovely colours!