Friday, March 9, 2012

Three Kittens Mittens...

I have another little show and tell.  I recently added the Three Kittens Mittens to my Ravelry and Craftsy stores! 
I had so much fun knitting these little mitts.  I worked them up in three sample sizes...

~Large To Fit Children 8 Up to Adult Small~  

~Medium~To Fit Children 4-6~
 ~Small~To Fit Children Ages 2-4~
The inspiration for this pattern came from two different "literary" places—from the nursery rhyme "The Three Little Kittens" and from Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Tom Kitten.  I loved both of these as a child, and my children (especially my cat-loving daughter) grew up loving them as well.  Do you know the rhyme?...
Three little kittens they lost their mittens,
And they began to cry, Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost. What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie. 
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
No, you shall have no pie.

The three little kittens they found their mittens,
And they began to cry, Oh, mother dear, see here, see here,
Our mittens we have found! Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,
And you shall have some pie. 
Purrr, purrr, purrr, 
Oh, let us have some pie.

The three little kittens put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie; Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear
Our mittens we have soiled. What! Soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then they began to sigh, 
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow. 
Then they began to sigh.

The three little kittens they washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry; Oh! mother dear, do you not hear,
Our mittens we have washed! What! Washed your mittens, then you’re good kittens,
But I smell a rat close by. 
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.We smell a rat close by.

So fun!  And if you haven't read The Tale of Tom Kitten, I highly recommend it!  We read it so much when our big kids were little that the entire family had it memorized :)
I am offering these mittens at an introductory price of $4.95 (10% off) until March 15, 2012.   You can purchase them through Ravelry or Craftsy.

On a side note...My mom was visiting while I was working on this pattern and we spent our January days chatting, sipping tea, and eating gingerbread while I knitted away on kitten mittens.  It was delightful!...and now she will forever be a part of this patten for me.  Her presence is knitted into them :) This is one of my favorite things about hand knitting, that the people you are with, your location and what's around you becomes a part of the knitting and the finished knitted piece.  Makes me no end of happy.  Have a great weekend!



  1. Oh, I saw them on ravelry this afternoon. They are so wonderful! They will make all children happy...what a great idea. :))

    And I absolutely adore that you knitted the love to your mum into them. That's really heartwarming. I do the exact same thing when I knit, and add my love and thoughts about the recipient into the knitting.

    Have a lovely weekend. :)

  2. Love that last bit (well I love the mittens too but you know what I mean!) Anything handcrafted has that added ingredient of memories and place integrated into it and I think that is obvious even in items made by other people. Whenever I find something handmade in a thrift shop I always pause to wonder what the maker was thinking, who they were making it for, the care that went into it...what wonderful added value! :D