Sunshine on a Winter’s Day

by flowergirlknits

Spring officially arrives in a few days but winter is not really paying much attention to the calendar. And although we’ve got lovely temperatures in the 60s today (for a couple days), it’s still very brown and drab outside. Time to knit up some color.

no one else in the house has opposable thumbs, so no modeled shots!

Pattern: Breathe Deep mittens by Kirsten Kapur

Yarn: Malabrigo worsted, colorway “Sauterne”

Notes: This is a great project – surprisingly quick and lots of fun. The pattern is clear and easy to follow and comes with two size options. The Malabrigo makes an especially soft and cozy mitten and that color – wow! Eye-popping! Just the thing for March to get you through those last chilly days until the daffodils arrive.

brave fellow

This is my third finished project for Malabrigo March 2009. I’m going to try to finish one more yet this month, but may not meet the deadline. Inspite of not getting as much down as I’d hoped, I’ve really enjoyed this knitting focus – I’ve discovered lots of patterns that are ideal for Malabrigo and picked up lots of tips for the patterns I’ve been working on. It’s been fun – and very colorful – to see everyone’s progress.

One last bit of sunshine – the first flower to bloom this year in my garden! This is a species crocus, very tiny (about 2 inches tall) in a lovely creamy yellow. Such a brave fellow! We’re very happy to see you!