I know it has been a while. I'm still waiting for the test knitters to get back to me on the mitten pattern I worked so hard on. I've been knitting mittens and donating them, but I got to thinking. What do I do with the mittens once the warmer weather comes and the shelters aren't taking them for lack of storage?
I was grocery shopping and saw a magazine, Creative Knitting on the shelf. It was the March issue and it had knitted hand puppets in it. A frog, elephant, lion and puppy dog. And when I got the magazine home there was a link to the web for a pig and a mouse for free. You can find them under the web bonus tab there.
I used a smaller needle size to make them child size, embroidered the eyes instead of buttons and made two of them to make a pair of mittens out of them.
I'll be making more of these for the kids at the shelter. They are mittens in the winter and toys the rest of the year. I think Kevin would have liked that.