Thank you to Dorset Buttoner, Sharon, for sending me the link to this knitting pattern on Raverly for these lovely mits. The pattern is free until the end of today, 31 October, so if you are a knitter why not download the pattern and send me a photo of your own lovely mittens for my eNewsletter. To get your copy all you have to do is click on the image - you may have to register with Raverly which is free.
For a bit of light relief I thought I would have a bit of fun with these earrings made from findings I found on EBay, my own 10mm silver look beads and a Dorset Button.
I worked the Dorset Button on a 16mm hollow brass ring using DMC stranded silver thread size 5#. I split the thread into two using four strands only to work the button. I don’t usually like working in stranded thread as I prefer to use twisted yarn, but I was hooked on this particular yarn as it was very easy to use, as can be seen from the button.