Seriously, I have surprised my self. All done number 27 means that I have used up some fabric or wool to its very end 27 times in 2 years. I encourage you to try it - it is so satisfying.
The reason I have finished up so much end of project yarn and fabric lately is because it makes very inexpensive Christmas gifts for my family and friends and a heap of room for guilt free January Sales shopping for me.
This little set has given me a lot of joy. It is the rest of a DK merino single skein called Manchester Tart which I bought in a singles bin at Wonderwool in April. It was £11 for one skein and I bought two to make some extra special boot socks. The socks have been well used (and hand washed!) however there was a little ball left over.
Firstly, I made the hat using stripes of Merino with some cotton yarn. I went to make the pom pom for the hat and call it a day but I still thought there was a bit left in the ball. I remember my friend making lots of mittens a few Christmas' ago and found the pattern on ravelry here.
There was just the right amount to make a full set of mittens and add a squishy pom pom with not a scrap left over. I LOVE it when that happens! As I made these mittens, in the pub or at home, I kept making people feel them because they are just so cute.
This set will be winging its way to my friend's boy.
Still busting some stash.... Are you?