In fact, winter is the home season for granny fashion style. Just think of it, the opportunity to don a lovely warm vest every day (and I do like a nice cosy vest as I mentioned before), every day is a cardi day (and of course I have the granny cardi at the ready) and Slack Alice that I am, I welcome the relief of wearing thick woolly tights and boots - no need to worry about painted toenails or furry legs (in fact, furry legs might be warmer).
And then comes my absolute favourite - woolly granny mitts to keep those fingers toasty, and I have just rustled up some from the delectably named and most comfortingly soft Skein Queen yarn - Duchess in Devonshire, with a couple of chichi stripes in Dove.
Perhaps the effect is more Dowager Duchess than Duchess of Cambridge, but I seem to have reached that stage in my life where I am moving more towards being an Alice in Wonderland duchess than a glamorously well-groomed, high-heeled one (I would only fall off the heels, I suspect, no, I know I would).
|Filling the credibility gap|
|Proof against nippiness|
I did once knit some granny mitts with separate fingers, but I found that the effect was rather like those toe separators for painting your toenails (actually I am just imagining this, for I am not well-groomed enough to have such things), so I have gone back to my favourite Toasty pattern from Leslie at A Friend to Knit With.
|A very simple knitting pattern|
So if you would like to knit yourself some toasty granny mitts, you will find my handy hint tutorial here, and the details of my modifications to the original pattern on Ravelry here.
Are you planning on a granny winter? And what is your favourite granny wear? Do show and tell!
And I wish you a good weekend full of cosy granny happiness.