Get cosy with Betty’s knits!

Betty Cole is keeping Newfoundland people warm in her beautiful and fun knits.

In Newfoundland we have 3 finger “Trigger Mitts” in traditional colors of brown and white and a fair isle pattern across the back of the hand and the front of the palm. Often they are made in non-traditional colors/patterns and are wildly popular and so functional. The three fingers stay together and warm while the tigger fingers are separate and free to do whatever you want…like pull a trigger? Haha!

I haven’t tried making 3 finger mitts yet, but I will definitely try it when I’m on the Island this summer. Betty has done a lovely job making these trigger mitts and the colors are vibrant and fun! And she sells them!!

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And of course with your trigger mitts you need a Tam ‘O Shanter – isn’t that what Benjamin Bunny called it? – in matching colors or mixed colors! I just love a good looking Tam, or Beret if you prefer.

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And if these don’t suit your fancy a beanie and regular mittens is always the perfect choice!

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That’s what I love about making things. The ideas and combinations, colors, styles, etc…are endless.

I certainly hope that Betty has great success selling her gorgeous knitwear, especially because they are fun and such excellent quality. I do my best to outfit my whole family, especially the little one, in homemade wool or cotton knits, they are natural fibers and just so gorgeous!

I’ve been distant lately, I know, but it’s due to daycare woes; my toddler just started and is sick every other week. So, obviously I’m shattered!! BUT, I’m working on the next chapter or posting of “My Watercolor Life”, so hang in there with me!

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I change daily and I find it difficult to tell you about me. I'm a mom and a woman, that doesn't change. I'm an artist, I hope that doesn't change, I'm a wife and so far that hasn't changed either, and I'm a scientist and that's forever because I'm too curious to be anything else. But you know, all this information still doesn't help me know much about me, and so it doesn't likely help you know much about me. I guess it's best to read my blog and maybe we'll figure it out together!! Have a peek.......

One response to “Get cosy with Betty’s knits!

  1. Lesley

    Geting Aunt Betty’s knitted good is the best present EVER! I always looked forward to getting mitts or a hat or both every Christmas!! My kids have things knit by Betty (“Knit by Betty” that’s a cool biz name 🙂 ) and they love them too. I sure would be interested in buying some things though!! I love those pastel trigger mitts!!

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