We must have lost 100 mittens and its barely March. My six year old just can't keep track of them. The last time I was at the thrift store I bought a mens xlarge sweater with a very tight weave for 99 cents. My plan is to cut the sweater into as many matching mittens as I can. If it goes smoothly, I may get another sweater and do the same for my five year old.
I think there's a pattern or instructions to do this in The Complete Tightwad Gazette and that's probably where I got the idea from. My plan is to trace the hand of the child in question and make the mitten a bit bigger. If you try this don't forget to leave room for the seams.
I ran short on time yesterday and didn't make my normal yeast bread recipe for the week. Instead I gave the Oatmeal bread recipe a try from How It All Vegan. It uses baking soda and baking powder instead. I'm not crazy about the way it turned out. Part of the problem is that I got distracted and overmixed the batter. This creates that big lopsided crack on the top of the loaf. Also the inside was gooey, which I should have noticed before taking it out of the oven but didn't. It tasted pretty good once you toast it. I'd like to give it another try sometime when my mind is actually in the kitchen with me.