Washington's Birthday Mitts by Diane Edgerly
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Washington's Birthday Mitts

Knitting
February 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Womens Medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

My mother, Doris, a first generation American, was born on George Washington’s Birthday, February 22. Her parents (Thomas & Philomena), Italian immigrants, gave her the middle name Martha. I imagine for George Washington’s wife in honor of George’s “special day”. As a child, I remember my Mom decorating our windows for Presidents Day with the black cardboard silhouettes of George Washington & Abraham Lincoln. It’s in honor of all the years of love that only a dear Mother, Grandmother and now a Great Grandmother can give that I designed these fingerless mitts.