A pair of mittens for small kids doesn't take much. Not in yarn or time. I pulled out the good stuff, some balls of Drops Big Fabel (I wish there was more on the market) . I did consider some Briggs & Little, but I think Carter and his momma will like this supremely superwash better.
I'm knitting these fairly tightly. I think that is better for a good snow proof mitten, and I am also knitting them a bit big, for a 6 year old rather than a 4 year old. They are okay for now, and with spring mere days away, they will get much more wear next winter. Bigger is good.
And before you know it, voila, a sweet pair of mittens for my peanut.
Happy Birthday to my sweet little boy. Best giggle ever.