~I can be found knitting all year round, but when the cold, windy, rigid part of winter rolls around, I am ready for warm wool on my fingers (and needles). What better than a nice pair of thick, woolen mittens?
~I decided (on a whim) to make some mittens this year. I have never made mittens before. It can't be that difficult? This pattern was acquired from my local yarn store, and seemed straight forward. I made the above pair and keep them in my car ALL the time. They are perfect for when I need an instant warmth, and they never seem cold, even after being in the car at subzero levels. Perfect.
~The mittens are made using a mohair and chunky wool yarn held together (size 13 dpns). When two yarns are held together, it is hard to predict exactly what the final result will yield. Unpredictability is good (and interesting). Two of these pair were holiday gifts and I have two more pair yet to make and give away for Valentines Day (must get to that task...).
Perfect for frozen winter days or long subway rides, just what the weatherman ordered.