i was just about to fold some laundrey when i happened to look out the bedroom window. i couldn’t believe my eyes! it was actually snowing! i’ve been longing for snow for weeks now, and i had not expected it today. we had over +10 degrees here yesterday, and i’d looked at the thermometer just an hour or so before it started snowing and was still about +5 degrees out then. i rushed for my camery and stepped out on the balcony to try take some photos. well it’s a bit hard to take good pictures of falling snow, and these photos do not to the flakes justice at all, but you must believe me when i tell you that we had really big, fat christmas flakes! well, it melted as soon as it touched ground, but i’m happy anyway. it was the first snow.
anyway, what i really intended this post to be about was: mittens. for those of you who know me (from reading my blog or in real life) probably also know that i’m almost a bit obsessed with mittens. i haven’t knit that many pairs (yet) but i collect mitten patterns and think about mittens a lot. i’m not joking, i mean a lot. well, as my recently finished jumper progressed it was increasingly difficult to do some seroius knitting on it on the bus to and from work (just imagine: “excuse me, people, when i try on this not yet finished jumper to see if it fits and if i need to work another centimetre on the neckline!” i don’t think so.) so, i needed a new bus knitting project and what can be more perfect than mittens? i’ve already finished the first mitten in a new pair, the pattern in called fisherman’s mittens (ravelry link) from and i’ve used that book knitting fair isle mittens and gloves twice before as you may remember. i’m using some drops alpaca that was already in my stash. unfortunately, i’ve almost run out of the light green yarn, so i need to take another trip to marias garn to buy some more.
in the meantime, i’ve cast on for another pair, lerwick x’s & o’s (ravelry link) from the same book. i will of course add thumb gussets, since those are not existing in the pattern, and i don’t like mittens without thumb gussets (or wedges if you prefer that term). i’m also using stash yarn for these, the red and yellow are left over from my two previous mittens mentioned above, the dark blue is some morjärv 2-ply wool that satoko gave me once, the white is left over from my knitting course at hv-skolan and i think it’s kampes? also 2-ply wool. the very-dark-grey-almost-black yarn is wool but i can’t for the life of me remember what it is or where i got it from. judging by how it’s wound, it’s probably from satoko too.
it’s getting dark outside now, i think i better get back to folding the laundry and after that, i’m having some more ben & jerry! this is what my little sweeties like to do on a day like this: