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can you feel the heat baby?

27 June 2006 1,162 views 24 Comments

This weekend while the husband was busy cheffin’ up breakfast quiches for us to eat all week (ham, peppers and onions – yum!), I did my part to encourage the behaviour by sewing up a pair of manly oven mitts for him. Black and red with skulls from the stash seemed rather fitting.

I used the Too Hot to Handle pattern from my much-used Denyse Schmidt Quilts book. In the ‘use what you have’ vein, they’re made with doubled Warm and Natural cotton batting instead of thermal batting, but the Husband has asbestos fingers anyway and never seems to feel the heat. I think I see many more pairs of these for my brothers and the father-in-law. Time to dig out the Red Sox fabric!


  • Zooglia said:

    And they go so well with your new kitchen, too!

  • Sachi said:

    LOVE it! Sooo jealous! But thanks a million for the idea!!!

  • gina said:

    Nice work! And let me tell you how jealous I am that your man makes quiche while you sew. Sounds like a definite keeper.

  • Dani said:

    I have been itching to get myself into sewing, and for some reason these mitts clinched it! I LOVE them and if I can find some NHL type fabrics, my hubby is gonna be wanting a set of his own =)

  • kristin said:

    Those oven mitts are so sexy! Even sexier is the fact that your man makes quiche! I’m jealous.

  • sarah b. said:

    That pattern is totally on my list. I found some fun vintage pillowcases at the thrift store and will be using those. I had thought about them for housewarming gifts, but hadn’t thought about using them for the men in my life. Great idea!

  • Kelli said:

    Oooh, this is so a gift I could make for the males in my life who worship a bbq. Very good idea!

  • Karen said:

    Ok, those rock! My husband would love them! He would love anything Red Sox too!

  • Julie said:

    Everytime I see someone make a pair of these I get the desire to pull out that book and make some. Love ’em!

  • katrin said:

    wow! those are *so* crazysexycool!
    think i need some, too…
    the fabric just ROCKS ^^
    dh will be jealous and will want some for his bbq, too *g*

  • Jennifer said:

    Coolest oven mitts Ever.

  • Julia said:

    get creative with your bad self! those rock.

  • Carrie said:

    Those. Are. The. Coolest.

  • maryse said:

    those are awesome. redsox mitts will totally rock too. but yankee mitts .. not so much. just sayin’

  • FinnyKnits said:

    This is an awesome idea for the hubby since I never make him anything, yet he watches me slave over projects for every single other person on earth.
    And to spin off of Maryse’s post — perhaps a set of Royals mitts would do well around the grill. He’s a hopeless KC fan. Sad man.

  • Amy Hutchings said:

    red sox oven mitts. I swoon.

  • monica said:

    They are awesome!!

  • Christine said:

    Those are SUCH fabulous mitts! AWESOME!

  • Tara said:

    I. Want. These.

  • Stephanie said:

    oooh – now those are some rockin mitts!
    I want some 😀

  • Li_B said:

    Too cool!

  • Elizabeth said:

    those are wicked cool. I have that book – gonna have to give those a try.

  • Che said:

    Those oven mitts are adorable!

  • metal and knit said:

    THey are great be good gift as well just tailor the fabric

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