I don’t know if this is normal, but there is never a point in my life where my brain is on mute. There is always a song on in the background, and during the holidays it’s either “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (which I totally nail), “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” (Bowie 4 Life), or “Happy Xmas.” But this holiday my head keeps buzzing with “Three Little Kittens, they lost their mittens…” over and over and over. I stupidly clicked on a YouTube video of it for Mr. Babes (a desperate attempt to get out of “The Wheels on the Bus” purgatory), and now the poor boy is addicted. And I really want some pie.
So when it came to deciding what I’d donate this week, the answer was easy – MITTENS! This pair is going to Mittens for Detroit, which distributes handmade gloves and mittens to those in need. If you’re not a crafter, they also accept monetary donations to buy gloves. I used Red Heart’s Mittens for All Pattern and leftover Cotton-Ease. I’m still working on my knitting skills, so please don’t judge too harshly, OK? I think we’ll be back to crocheting next week…
My goodness, those hands are wiggly. Let’s zoom out a bit on that one:
P.S.: The winner of yesterday’s giveaway is Brandy of Auntie B’s Baby Boutique!
I usually let the kiddos pick the name out of a bowl or I use a random number generator, but this week I let Craft Husband pick the number. It just happened to be another former Marine! (Think it’s a coincidence, or should I start investigating CH?) Congratulations, Auntie B! Please send me your email address so I can forward your prize. (Psst – If you didn’t win, keep reading!)
P.P.S.: I’m heading to Oklahoma this week to visit my in-laws before the holidays, so there’ll be no post Friday. I really want to go light on the packing, so I’d like to offer you a little something to keep me from schlepping the last few postcard packs across the country. Today only – use the coupon code “OKLAHOMA” to get FREE SHIPPING on your postcard purchase. They’ll go out first thing Thursday before I jump onto that plane. Thanks in advance for helping me zip that overstuffed suitcase shut!