Exactly a year ago during a visit to Napa, we found a yarn shop in downtown. It was a crisp December weekend and I found myself gravitating toward the warmth of the yarn shop. Even though I had no mitten-making skills whatsoever at the time, I couldn’t resist this fingering yarn and the mitten pattern. Then, a few weeks ago, when the weather started getting colder, I also started knitting. I watched a few youtube videos to learn how to even use DPNs! I had to use some seriously thin, 2.5mm needles for this project. I persevered and here’s my very first set of mittens.
A year later we stopped by the same yarn shop, now as Napa residents, and I picked up this beautiful orange-yellow shade of yarn and a set of knitting needles. It has been raining nonstop for the last couple of weeks and I found myself yearning for another pair of mittens. This one was even faster to make with a chunky weight yarn and 5.5mm knitting needles. Even with my deviating a little from the pattern to knit the thumbs, I finished this set in no time whatsoever. I love my mittens and they are definitely keeping my perennially frosty hands very warm.
This little one is staying warm as well with his very own winter clothing. This one belongs to Sandra. She made him from my Little Penguin Polaris quilt pattern. Love the little thing with his super cute red hat and scarf!! He is so perfectly dressed for his winter holidays!! Many thanks to Sandra for letting me share him with all of you!
Stay dry and warm, and have wonderful holidays, everyone!!