Denise's NeedleWorks
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

I am wife to Jeff, homeschool mom to 8, a knit and crochet teacher and totally addicted to knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. After knitting, crocheting and sewing my own clothing from the age of 10 on, I studied textiles & clothing in college. That lead me to 25 years of custom dressmaking and alterations work, while sewing, knitting and crocheting for my growing children. I have worked in the yarn industry for the past 3 years and have been designing my own knitting patterns. Visit my web site at Find me as DeniseInIowa on

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mitten Knit Alongs for Charity

I keep starting mittens! I really need to finish some of them up don't I?

This yellow one is for a Mystery Mittalong. Basically, the person leading the knit along gives us a few rows of knitting to do each day but we don't know what it is going to look like until we knit it. I am not quite done with clue #3 here. These will fit a pre-schooler.

This orange pair is from a pattern that my friend Esther (Thanks Esther!) shared with a group I am on. She wrote the pattern herself and calls it McMittens because it is an easy pattern to remember and repeat over and over again. Great pattern for charity knitting!

I am using 2 strands of a worsted weight yarn for this one so it is equivalent to the bulky weight the pattern calls for. These are very warm and will fit an adult hand.

Both of these yarns came from my friend Jennifer when she moved! (Thanks Jennifer!) They are wool and I think there was a name on the yellow one but I have been thinking of them as mystery yarn. Perfect for knitting mystery mittens right?

Both pair will be going to Macuwita-sni to warm the hands of the children on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Dakota.

Do something for someone else today. It is a good feeling!

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Blogger Jenni said...

I am sure the little children that receive your mittens will love the bright cherry colors.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Kary said...

They are beautiful Denise! Thanks for all the work you do for Macuwita sni! WhEEEEE!!!!

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Dorene said...

What group do you belong to? I'd love to knit some of these up. I'm in the flood area in Indiana and we have a lot of people who've lost everything. I love your blog. Just found it.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Thanks everyone!

The yellow mittens are a mystery knit on

The orange mittens are a pattern from a friend on a yarn spinoff of the Nursing Mom's Sewing List

I am helping Esther figure out how to put that pattern up somewhere for charity use. I will post about it on my blog when we get it figured out.

4:19 PM  

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