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Mitts That Fit started out as a simple suggestion as I was experimenting with knitting a pair of gloves in January 2013; “Why don’t you customize that for your hand?”
This thought had never occurred to me. Looking back it was silly seeing as I always knit myself gloves and I’d knit the fingers I didn’t really need. When the gloves were finished a week later my uncle set out another preposition, “If you can use those, I bet others could too.”
For the next few days, I researched hand differences, read articles, knit different patterns, and set up a website, etsy, and Facebook. The idea garnered immense amounts of support and, over the next year, grew into what it has become today.
I can proudly say that MTF has changed lives, which is exactly what I set out to do. As I got more into the field I discovered more support for people with limb differences; support groups, organizations, companies… All dedicated to helping people with hand differences cope and understand the trials of having a child with a hand difference. These were not only inspiring but helped lay the groundwork for what Mitts That Fit has now become.
Thank you for all your support.
Michelle Strehl; Founder