Striped Mittens Monster size with Pumpkin and Mouse EEK!
HappyHalloween! This pair of late to early 19th century striped mittens are perfect to set out for Halloween as they are enhanced with a wee mouse, pumpkin and a spooky spider….. all included! These wool hand knit mittens are in excellent condition without any holes to report and are a large size. Notice the variation to the pattern around the cuff area where the midnight black color seems to dominate the design. The edge of the cuff does exhibit wavy areas due to the hand knitted feature. I added a piece of variegated orange wool at the top to tie in the Halloween theme.
The same orange wool yarn was used to accent the faux pumpkin along with twisted black and white wool. Wee acorns adorn the top along with curled orange ribbon. Two pieces of fabric (one is from an old woven blanket and the other is black cheesecloth) reside under the gourd shard that cradles the pumpkin while adding height and interest as referenced in image 19. Of course, a friendly spider found the pumpkin very attractive so he is investigating this scene with interest.
A wee mouse fashioned from cast iron loves the comfort of the wool and has decided to take up residence there! Don’t worry as Henry is a bachelor and does not anticipate on getting married and raising a family anytime soon! His long tail has a mind of it’s own as far as where it ends up and his cute little ears can hear just about everything that is going on including whispers. I used a bittersweet orange bow to accent his neck and Henry applauded my effort.
The color in these mittens is so versatile that you can also add holiday accents such as greenery and crimson berries on top along with pine-cones that would be a wonderful accent for a side table or one drawer stand placed next to a push up candle-holder. Don’t forget about adding the mouse so he can stay warm during the winter months! Enjoy!
Mittens are 12” tall from the cuff to the bottom, measures 4” across the middle area and measures 3 ½” across the top cuff. Pumpkin stands 2” tall and measures 2 ½” across the top and bottom. Henry, the wee mouse is 4 ¼” long from his nose to his tail, measures 1 ¼” @ the tallest point (hindquarters) & measures ¾” across his back.
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