Sing Sparrow, Sing

It’s #MittenMondays around here in September. I’m going to be releasing a new mitten pattern each Monday, all month long! I’ll have some tutorials, and some giveaways. To kick things off I’d like to introduce the Jabbish Brook Mitts – fingerless mitts, totally appropriate for the last summer heatwave that’s rolling through New England right now.

Jabbish Brook Mitts by ChickenBetty - pattern available on Ravelry.com

A stream of reverse stockinette stitches run up the wrist to the thumbs, and these are totally reversible. The sample was knit with Valley Yarns Franklin in the soothsayer colorway, but if you have 175 yds of fingering weight sock yarn in your stash you could have a pair done by the weekend, when the chilly autumn weather is supposed to settle back in!

Jabbish Brook Mitts by ChickenBetty - pattern available now on Ravelry

The pattern is in my Ravelry shop now but comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a kit to make your own pair! Comments must be posted by 11:59 EDT on 9/13/15 and the winner(s) will be announced Monday 9/14.

In the meantime, I’m off to see the Milk Carton Kids with my oldest tonight and then I’ll be getting ready for the next 3 mitten releases. LOTS to share with you this fall, both knit and crochet, so get ready.

And Good Luck!

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Oh Good Morning, What a Beautiful Day

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! And a Happy Thursday to everyone else.

This year I feel particularly thankful that my life has taken the course that it has. Not only am I STILL lucky enough to work at WEBS but I’ve published my first book and released a Craftsy Class. My girls are growing into happy and really interesting young women and Patrick continues to be my everything. So I thought I’d celebrate the official start of the holiday season here in the States with a give-away.

I’ve been steadily adding new patterns to ChickenBetty’s Pattern Coop on Ravelry, to my Etsy Shop and to my Pattern Page on Craftsy but I’ve also been revamping a lot of my older patterns to clean up the pattern language, provide better images and make sure they match the format of my newer patterns. This means I’ve been making lots of new samples and I’m never going to use or wear all of them but that doesn’t mean YOU can’t! Want to win a pattern and a sample?!

Comment to win a copy of the pattern and a finished sample! - visit ChickenBetty.wordpress.com for more details

Comment on this post before 11:59 EST on Sunday Nov. 30th and tell me why you’re thankful this year. On Monday Dec. 1st I’ll draw two winners who will not only receive a copy of my Slap Chop! bracelet pattern BUT you’ll also receive one of the bracelets pictured above! International readers are TOTALLY eligible! Make sure you leave me some way to contact you in the comment. (psst – if you post as anonymous I won’t be able to contact you!)

I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for vintage James Taylor recently and his Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon album has been on constant repeat for me this week.