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As it is in yarn, so it is in life. Honestly, my head’s been all over the place this past week, and so has my knitting/crochet. One minute I’m tinkering in the undergrowth in the garden of that crochet project, the next minute I’m wondering what sort of mittens to knit for the twinnage because I made the mistake of buying them some gloves with fingers which turns out to be more fiddly hassle than any self-respecting five-year-old round here is willing to tolerate. When I was a child, I viewed mittens as the poor relation of gloves, but my good friend Selma at EclecticHomeLife has pointed out that your hands will be warmer when your fingers are all cosily nestled together in one place, and frankly I’m happy to trust the word of a woman of Norwegian heritage when it comes to cold-weather-wear.
Anyway, due to the urgency of the situation, I’m whipping up some plain and simple mitts in childproof Stylecraft Special DK. Each one of the four will be a different colour because, well, matching gloves has so been done before.
Maybe it’s the season that’s making me so inconstant. Pesky weather can’t make its mind up. One minute I’m off for a run in this:-
And the next day I’m out in this:-
Folks in the eastern US, whilst I sincerely hope you’re warm and dry, I can’t help a little jealousy that your clouds are doing winter properly, whereas our clouds just think it’s hilarious to dump bucket after bucket of cold rain on our heads. Ha bloomin’ ha. I haven’t dared go down to the cellar lately to check whether it’s flooded at the moment. (Did I tell you about the time – and stop me if I did – when the Stoic Spouse went down there without putting the light on first? It was after a period of extreme rain. I heard the following as he plodded down the steps: stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, SPLASH, “Aaaaaaaaargh!” Honestly I was sympathetic, I really was, but his unwitting comic timing was just too perfect.)
And if the yarnery has been all over the place, then so has my head in real life. It’s been a strange time, what with moving back into the third of our ward at work that wasn’t burned/melted in the fire, whilst juggling everything else that’s going on.
Do you find the same thing? That when your head’s all over the place, your knitting/crochet is too?
Anyway, before I leave you to get back to your knitting/crochet, I just wanted to show you a rather gorgeous someone whom I met the other day when out and about with the twinnage. How beautiful? Couldn’t you almost knit that fluff?
I love the mittens of many colours – fantastic!
Janet Chappell says
Gorgeous mitts, lots of lovely colours with Stylecraft yarn !
Digression. The opiate of the distracted. Follow the lead of the yak. Have a bit of a lay down and chew something tasty and think about it. If that doesn’t work, have a cup of tea as well. I am trying this whilst swaying gently in my new hammock. I can’t go in it till after 3pm as otherwise I would be akin to a narf7 taco it is SO hot out there but once I get a bit of shade I am all over it. Life is delicious, even when it is dry/wet/snowing/desert you just have to look for the good bits and like the wise yak, focus on them grasshopper. I admire the many coloured mitts. If I could knit, I would make myself 14 pairs all of different patterns and colours for winter but we are assured our El Nino is going to carry on till autumn 2017 so I am going to knit myself a bikini instead. Be buggered if half of Sidmouth drops dead from having to look at me parade around in it.
Born To Organize says
Fran you always make my smile! I love your words.
And I love that you still read them 🙂
Born To Organize says
Such a very good idea to knit mitts in different colours.
Great mittens. We got buckets of cold rain today that’s making headway with melting the piles of snow. So glad to see it go. Sorry you aren’t getting any of it, but when winter comes all in a single weekend…well, ugh. I do love your furry horned animal…
I love little woolly mittens. The beauty of home made is that if one gets lost you can very quickly whip up another instead of having to buy another pair. It’s socks that are being made in my house, oh and brocolli for the play kitchen! X
Love the mittens, and the cow at the end is cute, I love cowsxx
Born To Organize says
Mittens are indeed warmer and probably easier to make, too. My boys took years to get the hang of gloves, in our case mostly of the garden variety. I love the bright colors and soft yarns. Lucky twinnage.
I imagine it’s going to take a long time to feel at all sorted out at work. Fire’s and death in your work place must rank pretty high in the area of trauma. My heart goes out to you.
As long as your hands are moving, whether it’s knit or crochet or even bringing a mug of tea to your lips, you’ll be okay. Be kind to yourself. Healing takes time and travels around the spiral staircase till you reach the top.
I got to see a beautiful highland (lad or lassie) when I was in Glasgow a couple of years ago. Stunning creatures.