Gifts of Warmth
Warmth is something I feel strongly about. Emotional warmth, spiritual warmth, and physical warmth are all important for everyone’s well-being, especially that of small children. Warmth can come in so many forms for a child and is something to be mindful of in daily life. Is the child eating whole nourishing food? Playing with toys of natural materials? Wearing comfortable seasonally appropriate clothing, also of natural materials? This last one is especially important this time of year. It seems everyone we know ends up with a seasonal cold in the Fall, doesn’t it? Put simply, if children are kept warm their little bodies can focus on more important tasks at hand: growing, developing, learning, and playing.
When gift-giving, especially in cooler months (any with an R in its name!), warmth is something we try to take into consideration.
This festive little pile of mittens is full of warmth of all kinds. Each pair was knitted for a special 2 or 3 year old child in our lives. Each pair was knitted with a different wool (or wool-blend) with its recipient in mind. I had a wonderful time choosing which yarn and color would please each child best, modifying the pattern, hoping to fit each little hand just so. Some have already been gifted and the rest are soon on their way, each to keep a sweet little hand nice and toasty warm.
- The pattern for these mittens can be found here.
- You may recognize the dark blue mittens from this post.
- The green mitten in the foreground does indeed have a mate. It just wasn’t quite finished when I took this photo.