I love mittens. I like a nice pair of gloves as well, but mittens provide comradery for the fingers. They may purposely exclude the thumb, but the four fingers can fraternize and keep one another warm.
One of my favorite children’s books is about mittens. It’s called The Mitten by Jan Brett and tells the story of a child walking in the woods who drops a white mitten. He doesn’t notice its absence, but the animals do! One by one, they crawl into the mitten: a mole, a rabbit, a badger and more.
Head over to Pinterest and type “mitten” into the search bar. What you will see is a display of human fascination with mittens! Colors and designs are amazing.
When my kids were little, we had a family friend who would knit a pair of mittens for each kid for Christmas. They loved her creations and each year looked forward to her handiwork.
Want to learn to make mittens? You can take an online course to learn how and then make mittens as gifts for others.
Crochet Mittens & Fingerless Gloves
Mittens come in many materials.
There are traditional knitted or crocheted mittens:
These mittens are really good for snowball fights:
Avid texters need mittens like these to be able to text under any circumstance:
And who can resist baby mittens. So precious!
You can use special mittens to get things out of the oven. These are also useful for frightening small children.
You can get a glove or mitten to clean up pet hair:
Or even a special glove or mitten to surreptitiously brush your pet:
There are a few months left to get your mitten love going before spring. What will you do?