Hello Dear Friends!
Winter is still thriving here, as it is in much of the country. As a knitter, I love the romantic idea of winter...dreaming of warm, woolly handknits to protect against the chill. Sitting inside where it's cozy with my needles, while the snow falls outside my window. But the reality of facing the frigid temps is a different story. I'd stay inside and avoid them if I could. But, I have to venture out early every morning to take the kiddos to school.
I searched Ravelry and then dug into my stash. And then spent my week making two pairs of warm and woolly cabled mittens to wear on those cold mornings. These mittens were exactly the sort of project I needed. Quick, useful and oh, so lovely!
pattern: Skinny Fit Mittens by Andrea Black
yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool
pattern: Cruiser by Cailyn Meyer
yarn: Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed Homespun (Vintage)
We've been having snow every few days. Big, beautiful soft flakes floating in the air, and fast, small flakes pouring from the sky. And the way it all clings and coats the trees is breathtaking. And then in between it all, sunshine and melting and then the next round of snow and ice. So my next battle plan was casting on some very simple stripey socks. The sun may be shining, but don't let it fool you, it was cold!!!
pattern: plain vanilla socks w/ picot edge
yarn: Knit Picks Felici Sport Self Striping