Mattie Lou is my Grandmother's first cousin so I think that would make her my third cousin. At age 91, Mattie Lou is the last surviving member of her generation. And talking to her reminds me of talking to my Grandmother and Great-Aunt Flora. Mattie Lou drives, cuts a couple acres of grass, and works hard in her yard. And she's been fixing up her niece's house to rent or sell.
My cousin Cheryel has given my Dad copies of old family photos. The only problem is that we sometimes can't identify everyone so Daddy has copies made and sends them to Mattie Lou. Since Mattie Lou has been so wonderful with her photo identifications and stories, I thought I'd make her a pair of fingerless mitts to wear while working outdoors. She said her favorite color is purple. Here they are:
Welted Fingerless Gloves by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. I think this yarn has now become one of my favorite yarns for this pattern. It knits up with crisp stitch definition and just knits up beautifully for this pattern. And it's easy care to boot.
Happily, Mattie Lou reports that she just loves them.