Monday, December 17, 2007

Red Christmas Mittens

Night before last my sister called me to ask if I would knit her red mittens for Christmas.
Several years ago I made her grey ones and she still wears them and says they are wearing out.
She has arthritis and gloves bother her fingers.
She and I are the only ones left in our immediate family.
When my Grandaughters were small, they used to sing "We are famblie, I got my sister and me"
They were too small to sing the words right and we never forgot it. Heidi and I talk about it a lot. So now, I have my sister and me. Here are your mittens Ruthie. Hope they keep you warm.


Shari said...

Aunt Nancy,
I can't believe you got these done already! Mom will be so excited! She has told me more than once that she asked you to knit her some new red mittens. What a good sister you are! Thanks!
P.S. Hi Kristy, Mandie and Heidi! Amy introduced me to blog world. Now I'm having fun keeping up with all of you via your blogs! You are all amazing!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how sweet of you to knit them for her....I bet she thinks of you often but especially when she'll wear those mittens!

Mandie said...

Wow still amazes me how fast you knit, and crochet, and sew! I'm sure Ruthie will treasure these! And yes We are fambaly! I love you and I'll see you on Christmas eve!


Heidi said...

You really finished these quickly but then they are for our Ruthie Boothie! I am so glad you still have Ruthie and I remember one afternoon you and I visited her when I was home. I sat looking at the two of you and thinking I so wished my sister and I could have been able to grow old together. It must be a special feeling to watch each other go through all those things that life brings in each other's life! I will always miss that I can have that with Fawn but I really do keep her and her laughter in my heart!

Enjoy giving these sweet mittens to Ruthie and give her a big hug from me!

I love you mother! (Sorry if I made you shed a tear while reading this but then I am as I write it.)

Love and hugs ~

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

When I saw the picture of those mittens the first thing I thought of was the pilot episode of Little house on the Prairie. Red mittens were a treasured gift for the two girls as I'm sure that these will be.

No matter how much "stuff" we have, something to keep our hands warm is essential.

Nancy said...

The red mittens are gorgeous Nancy! They look so warm and comfy. Your knitting skills are amazing to me.

Lilysmom said...

Aunt Nancy, my Nanny will love those! You are such a dear to hop right on that request of hers!

Have a great time at Kristy's with the both of your girls & the 3 kids there! Hope all the snow holds out for you!

Kristen said...

I love these! How sweet! They worked up soooo quickly! These were the gifts that Laura and Mary recieved in Little House on the Prairie! What a special gift! Love them!

Carolien said...

How lucky your sister is to have a sister like you. Knitting these lovely mittens in such a short time!
Thank you, Nancy, for your kind words on my blog. You and your family are so sweet!!! I even got a message from Kirsten, your granddaughter, amazing. I will write about it in my next blog.

Greetings, Carolien

Carolien said...

Sorry, I meant Kristen!!! Typing error.

Have a nice evening, Carolien

angelasweby said...

Goodness, Nancy,
You really are amazing. Mind you, a gift for a favourite person gives our fingers wings to fly :>)
It's years since I knitted but seeing something as inspiring as this makes me want to dig my knitting needles out again :>) I can tell you and Ruthie have a very special relationship.
Warm hugs, Angela

Mary said...

How very sweet - can just imagine Ruthie all snuggly in these gorgeous red - and they are red - mittens Nancy! How wonderful to have a sister you are so close to - I know you must truly treasure one another.

Aimee said...

These are great. I stumbled across your blog while doing some research for a mitten pattern I'm working up. These red ones are really sweet!