Friday, January 15, 2010

mittens! inspired by mittens!

ok. bear with me while i dork out real bad for a sec. awhile back when i was thrifting with stef up in syracuse, i scored the entire little house on the prairie book set for dirt cheap. and just before christmas i decided it was high-time to re-read them. needless to say i've been completely immersed, first in a little house in the big woods. then in a little house on the prairie. then in a farm in upstate new york. then in a dugout on the banks of plum creek. and i still have several books to go! my favorite parts are always the winter chapters, when laura and mary and carrie get all cozy in front of the hearth eating maple sugar candy while ma knits and pa plays the fiddle and the snow falls magically outside the little house. so, when i saw these awesome red, knit, string-attached mittens:
on eka the other day, my first thought was, "omg!! those are totally like the mittens ma made for laura that she found in her stocking on christmas day in the little house on the prairie! or maybe the big woods, whatever, they are totally laura's mittens!" and that is what makes me want them. nerd alert? yeah. ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming. (and daydreams about sleighrides, barn dances, and freshly baked pies.)

8 comments:

Erryn said...

i've never read those, but being a bit of a book nerd, i'd probably love them! i might have to pick a couple up on my next second hand book shopping expedition!

the mittens are seriously adorable :)

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{Tara} said...

Ha! I also used to share your love of Little House. And these mittens are too cute indeed.

My name's Haley said...

This post made me smile REALLY big. Those mittens are glorious.

Hello Lindello said...

My husband was just saying we need mittens like those! We keep losing ours. Love the red!

Megan said...

hahah I love that you're rereading LHotP...I really have been tempted to reread my American Girl books, so you've inspired me...and those mittens are adorable! if I had that kind of money right now, they'd be the winners in my perpetual search for the perfect mitten!

Linzo said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those mittens are WAY too awesome. Especially the purple ones. !!!

Gilly said...

wow, I just found your post and am so stoked to read your comments, as a little treat, I'd like to offer you guys a reduction in my new eka shop, 20% off anything you like.
Just write in 'HTITC' in the promotions box when you check out : )
Enjoy
-Gilly

Gilly said...

oops, I meant HCITC hahaha
sorry!