A big storm blew through last night, so we went to the beach to enjoy the cold, but very clear, day today. I knit this little headband with a giant flower a little while back, and even though it’s kind of silly I just love it! Pattern is American Beauty Rose Headband on Ravelry. Mitts are also made by me, and scarf is made by mom.
This post comes courtesy of Dandelion, who decided to take a nap in my lap just as I finished up the waistband of a nearly finished Moss skirt. I really want to try it on, but I guess I can spend some time online while he gets his rest… Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!
Spring is probably my favorite season. I love the new flowers coming up, the first few warm days, the way everything feels so fresh and new. This is my first spring in a climate where the seasons aren’t so obvious, but even here by the ocean I’ve spotted new wildflowers and grass. We’ve also had a lot more chilly fog in the last few weeks than through the winter – signs of summer?
To celebrate spring I brought some daffodils home. They brighten the whole house!
I recently finished a pair of spring-inspired mitts as well. I absolutely love fingerless mitts and wear them constantly. It’s amazing how much warmer you feel when the backs of your hands are covered!
|I just couldn’t get a good photo – they’re a bit darker in real life|
I used the Vineyard Lace Mitts pattern, free on Ravelry (my project is here). It was a fun pattern to knit up, and I love the leafy lace. No alterations besides making the mitts shorter for use while typing. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn for the first time, and I actually liked knitting with it! I tend to avoid 100% acrylic yarns, but it doesn’t have that plastic shine and seems to be holding up pretty well. I have been having lots of trouble with big stitches at the intersection of the double pointed needles, no matter how tight I pull, but didn’t have trouble at all with this yarn. Thinking about it, I haven’t really had trouble with any yarn except Wool-Ease, which tends to be my most-used yarn due to availability and budget. Has anyone else had problems with Wool-Ease? Any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive yarn that you have had good results with?