But I didn't have quite enough yarn to make the mittens as long as would be ideal; plus they really needed ties if they were going to stay on my grabby daughter's hands. But no yarn! What to do???
I went to my LYS and found Louisa Harding's Kimono Ribbon, which complemented the original colors beautifully, adding a dash of green to the pink and orange. Bright and charming!
So I added on a little more length to the mittens, plus some ties. And then, for good measure, crocheted a few flowers (baby stars from Crochet Bouquet) to add on, as well as adding a bit of fringe. I love the finished effect, and Kavi seems reasonably happy with it too. Success!