Saltwater Mittens authors visit Toronto

Saltwater Mittens authors visit Toronto

SaltwaterMittensThe Mavens of Mittens, Christine LeGrow and Shirley Anne Scott, are heading to Toronto to promote their best-selling book Saltwater Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland: More than 20 heritage designs to knit.

Christine LeGrow of Spindrift Handknits and Shirley A. Scott (“Shirl the Purl”) have collected and studied mittens from across Newfoundland for the past 40 years. Recognizing the value of these artifacts, they have expertly and painstakingly recreated more than 20 heritage patterns for today’s knitter.

With Newfoundland and Labrador’s wickedly wonderful weather woolen mittens are our best friend. Whether the task is to split wood for the fire, hammer a nail, gut fish, hunt, hike or walk the dog – woolen mittens are your best friend.

Entertaining storytellers, as well as knitters, this book includes historical notes and hilarious anecdotes as well as patterns, charts and photographs.


  • Friday, April 26 at noon they will be at Romni Wools, 658 Queen Street West, where there will be door prizes and a special sale on wool.
  • Saturday, April 27, they will be attending the Knitters Frolic of the Toronto Knitters Guild at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre where their knitting will be on display at the Designer Showcase at 10:30 am and followed by a book signing at 11:30 am
  • Sunday, April 28 they will be hosting a book signing at Toronto’s most beautiful bookstore – Ben McNally Books on 366 Bay Street from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.