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Hello everyone! Is it cold where you are? I haven’t taken my thicker coats out of the closet yet but I fear it won’t be long now. I have to say I do like winter and I love to have a cold Christmas (and the excuse to wear Xmas jumpers) but they are still difficult months when it is harder to get out of bed than ever since all you want is to stay in with your crochet and yarn.

My mum and my aunt are visiting me so I haven’t had time to do any crocheting or blogging but they are out doing some shopping so I wanted to show you how my mittens turned out. This pattern is from Bianca Boostra, it is called Velvet Olive Mittens and it appeared on Issue 57 of Inside Crochet. That issue has been one of my favourites, there are so many patterns I would love to give a try so be sure to check them out since you can buy back issues of this magazine.

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The pattern is easy to follow, I could never get the gauge right and tried with loads of different hooks but since they were for me it was easy to alter them as I went. I really like the effect with both colours and I am sure I will give them a lot of use in the soon to come Scottish winter.

You won’t hear much from me in the next week but hope to be back soon and pick up that vest again, my armhole swatch is half done and my fingers are itching to finish it! Will just have to wait… the only thing that comes before crochet is family I guess 🙂




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