Over the years I’ve had some Pinterest wins. Many Pinterest wins. I have been called the Pinterest Queen of my group of friends, a title I do not wear lightly, I assure you. Last January I saw a photo of some colorblocked mittens and thought “yes, this fits into my talents and abilities” and ran on out the door to Michael’s to grab some yarn. A dear friend taught me how to knit mittens in college and this pattern is the extent of my knitting ability. I swear to you I have never successfully completed a project that is not knitting mittens exactly like these ones.
Now, I consider the first rule of Pinterest to be this:
If you can complete the project in a reasonable amount of time (anywhere from one day to several days of naptimes), and spending a reasonable amount of money (probably less than you could buy said item, but not nessecarily) then you should go ahead and give it a go.
The second rule of Pinterest is as follows:
If you can’t do it, find a talented relative who can.
These fox in the snow mittens were WAY beyond my knitting ability. But they were definitely within my Aunt’s. She had just made a beautiful pair of socks for all her nieces and sisters when her cousin posted this project to her Facebook and encouraged her to try them. I quickly voiced my encouraging opinion that not only were they within her ability, she had a niece who would ADORE them!
I’m pretty sure she finished them and had them in the mail to me in about 8 weeks once she started! Amazing. All I know is that whenever I knit, my inner voice tells me I’d be done already if I had chosen to sew the item….
Aren’t they cute!! Another Pinterest win.