Advent mittens

I came across this cute mitten garland on Anthropologie recently, but balked at the $48 price tag. I had also been searching for a really great Advent calendar. So it wasn’t a far jump to: Hey, I can knit. Why don’t I knit myself this garland AND make it my advent calendar? Of course, it was already December 6th, and my kids were already digging the store-bought cardboard advent calendar I got from Target with the little chocolates inside, but better late than never, right?

I found a mitten ornament pattern on Lion Brand’s website, and got started that night with some brightly-colored yarn from my stash. Three days later, this is where I am.

I guess I’ll have it for next Christmas.