Small but Satisfying (TGIFF)

Welcome to Port Hope Ontario today for Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday. It’s also Good Friday, a day of reflection. It’s a day to be thankful for family, friends, clean drinking water, and safety. The streets are quiet, with many walkers enjoying the spring sunshine.

The upheaval of schedules due to Covid 19 has given me more time for quiet handwork but less for machine sewing. I finished some knitting projects, so today let me share my purple mittens. The yarn for these mittens is 25 years old (am I the only person who remembers where and when craft purchases were made?). When I was in my final year of university, one of my roommates found out that a neighbour was involved in making an insurance adjustment payout to a maker and knitter who had had a fire. The yarn was a bit smoky, but had been cleaned, and he was selling it at “fire sale” prices. I bought some machine knitting cones–those eventually were passed on via Kijiji to a machine knitter–and cakes of acrylic worsted yarn in several colours. I made a crocheted throw with most of the worsted yarn.

The pattern is “Palmistry” available on Ravelry. I have made two pairs of the fingerless mittens for my sister but these are my first full mittens. They are very comfortable to wear.

So pour a cup of tea, and tell me about your latest finish! Was it a quick finish or a long time in progress? Is it a gift or something special to keep for yourself? And then please hop around to a few others and leave a nice comment. Because every finish deserves a celebration. Please note the linkup will open in a new tab.

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  1. Nancy Bekedam · ·

    I’m with you, I usually remember where and when I bought craft supplies. That is the beginning of a dream!

  2. If I keep something from many years ago, I do remember when I bought it! I’m not one to hold onto things for so long though!

    1. Definitely this yarn was overdue to be made into a project. Hmm, maybe I need a matching hat…


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  3. I do remember some craft purchases, especially if the circumstances were a bit different or if the purchase was part of making a gift. Thanks for hosting this week 🙂

  4. Nice mittens, and a pretty color too!

  5. Rebecca Grace · ·

    Those lilac purple mittens are perfect for the last cold snaps of Spring!

  6. Anja @ Anja Quilts · ·

    I love the mittens. I only made one pair of mittens…many years ago. Maybe I’ll give it another try.

  7. I tried learning to knit but never got past the simplest scarves. The 3-d part of the pattern was so hard for me. Oh well – I will stick with sewing/quilting. Your mittens are so pretty and the color is perfect for spring!

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