Snowball 8 x 6″ oil/canvas panel
When I was a kid my Mom used to make all our mittens. Considering there were four of us, I can only imagine how challenging this task was. But each Christmas there they were – a new pair in each of our stockings. I remember studying the textures in the knitted wool, thinking they were so beautiful. Today you can pick up a pair at any Walmart for $1.98, but they’ll never replace the bulky warmth of a handmade pair.
Thanks Mom.
  • Linny D. Vine
    Posted at 18:17h, 22 February

    Deb, This series is really wonderful! I can feel the chill and wouldn't mind a litte friendly snowball fight – with some warm mitts on. (Remember how the snow was kind of "sticky" on the wool mitts?)

  • Deb Schmit
    Posted at 07:44h, 23 February

    Thanks Linny!
    Yes the snow did stick to them, and when they became wet, stretched to three times the size. After they dried, three times smaller.

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