Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Brighter

The days are getting longer and even the gray days seem less gray. I'm a big fan of February. After all the holiday craziness, people seem to have found their footing again. Things seem "regular." Sometimes there's snow, but here on the east coast, we know that spring is right around the corner. Oh, and it's my birthday month so there are flowers, and treats, and good wishes.

The best part though, is that it's still great knitting weather. You can still whip up a pair of mittens and know that you can wear them right away. But if you are going to knit mittens in February, they should be pretty and hopeful. Kind of like these:

Pattern: All the Water by Kristin Kapur
Yarn: 1 skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino in "Sky"
Needles: US size 7 (knit on 2 circulars)

Never one to pass up a good bandwagon, I jumped all over Kirsten Kapur's "All the Water" Mittens as soon as she published the pattern. It's a fun fast pattern and the Blue Sky Alpacas suri merino knits up like spun cloud. My distracted knitting didn't do justice to the pattern--there's a stray cable on one mitt, a too-short thumb on the other--but I love them nonetheless.

2 comments:

Bektold said...

Your mittens are pretty! If you hadn't said there were mistakes I never would have known it. (Still can't see them in the picture.)

Living in Texas there's not much need for mittens. But I have been wanting to make a pair of fingerless gloves. Offices are refrigerated to ridiculous levels around here, and I could use them indoors year round!

marycatharine said...

Your mittens are so pretty! February used to be my favorite winter month but now that it's still the dead of winter where I live the joy is gone. Beautiful mitts like yours might make a difference.


The flowers are so spring like and happy. Happy Birthday!