A very happy Imbolc to you!
I am very excited to share this little post with you! I finally wrote out a wee pattern in my notebook and decided to snap some photographs and share it with you. If you are interested in attempting to follow my wonky instructions, then please by all means do! I decided to simply photograph my notebook and tried to be as clear as possible but just send me a comment on this post and I’ll see if I can sort anything out or provide any help.
Before I launch into knitting – I wanted to share a little more about what we have been up to. I have been working part-time in town, starting seeds, thinking about seeds.. watching videos about seeds. Really, plants have taken up most of my brain power. I am thinking of starting a new instagram account just to share plants and this beautiful earth rather than making it *me* focused.
This winter weather wise has been bizarre. There has just been a dance between freeze and thaw. Yesterday it was above 0, huge puddles formed in the yard, blue jays and starlings everywhere! Today, it is minus 27 with the wind that whips up from the river. The yard is a solid sheet of ice, we could probably skate if it was more pleasant outside. Jamie and I ran to the back to take a couple of photos this morning of these mittens but it was SO difficult because of the wind and cold. I think I generally look a little uncomfortable and poor Jamie, clicking away! As you can imagine, we could only stay out for about 5 minutes.
Regardless of the strange winter weather, the path of the sun and moon remain the same! The days are growing longer and I feel a definitely revival. With that little bit of extra light, I made these colourwork mittens.
My attempt at a pattern – I hope you like it! If you do try it, please proceed with caution – everyone knits differently and I am not a very technical person in anyway – I think of myself as a very intuitive person in most of what I do.
My notes! I don’t really anticipate anyone trying to make these but in the case that someone is brave and wants to feel that satisfaction of using abandoned, forgotten wool – please take heed of a couple of things!
- This is one size, if you would like to make a larger size cast on 44 stitches. The only issue with this is that the bottom pattern is composed of 8 stitches so it will not be completed properly. However, if you only make Pattern 1 using one of the 4 stitch designs, you will be good to go! The size entirely depends on what size of needles and the weight of your wool – so bigger needles will make a larger size, etc.
- I didn’t include pattern 2 on the thumb – this is because it was different for each thumb and I trust that you can intuitively look at your knitting and decide where the Colour B stitches can go. I am not even a slight perfectionist as you can probably guess. Life is too short! Too many seeds to plant, books to read, cats to pet… 😛
- I didn’t post anything about the thumb…. because it’s so easy! Just divide the 11 stitches on 2 needles, pick up 5 stitches on a 3rd needle at the gusset and attach the 2 colours. Knit 7 S E V E N 7 rounds in Pat. 2 and cast off with Colour B.
There you have it <3
I work today and tomorrow so am a little rushed to get this out to you! I do hope you enjoy the process and my photographs. I will have more up tomorrow on the etsy and have a plan to make a blog post about my latest Lopi Sweater (just needs buttons and a button band… so will probably be ready in a couple of weeks!).
Welcome February 😀
As I have enjoyed doing, leaving you with a favourite tune, yes it’s from a children animated movie and yes, the theme is probably one of my favourite tunes. I actually enjoy the version with the child singing even more but this is just a taste for you 😉