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This badge bit (BB) is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in textiles

In this project, you will knit or crochet a pair of adult-sized mittens.

Minimum requirements:
 -  Knit or crochet a pair of mittens
 -  must be made from natural yarns, such as wool, cotton, hemp, silk, linen
 -  mittens must fit the wearer's hands - not too tight or extremely loose
 -  mittens must be knit size 9.5 needles or size H hook or smaller

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (<2 minutes):
 -  your materials
 -  your mittens in progress
 -  your completed mittens on hands
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After plying my new, wool yarn, I wondered what to do with it!! My son wanted mittens, like Nikki in the classing Russian story book about animals cramming into a mitten. So I obliged! I made Then with the wool yarn I spun myself, which is lumpy and irregular. The green in this picture ended up being too  chunky to work with a small hook recommended for this bb. So I used a brown/grey yarn for the cuffs. The thumbs had to be my thinnest, smallest-gage yarn that I've made so far. Not my best-looking pair, for sure! But my first with non-store-bought yarn. Hazah!
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starter yarn
starter yarn
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Half-way through. Using a size 5 hook
Half-way through. Using a size 5 hook
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aaaaannnd! they fit! TA DA!
aaaaannnd! they fit! TA DA!
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I just realized I'd never posted these pictures! I knit these mittens 2 years ago. I knit them large enough to fit my hand, and then felt them down to fit my daughter's hand.
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Starting the mitten with a washable silk-wool blend
Starting the mitten with a washable silk-wool blend
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I then switch to knitting with worsted weight feltable wool
I then switch to knitting with worsted weight feltable wool
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One giant (adult-sized) mitten done, and the second is started
One giant (adult-sized) mitten done, and the second is started
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Two giant mittens knitted
Two giant mittens knitted
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Now felted down to fit her little hands!
Now felted down to fit her little hands!
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So cozy!
So cozy!
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I've made a lot of these mittens!
I've made a lot of these mittens!
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