Well, yes, it’s supposed to be Spring tomorrow. Winter wants to go out with a bang in these parts, so after a weekend of sun, rain, sleet, thunder and hail, Monday brings snow. At least it’s cold enough I can wear my new mittens!
I’m pretty happy with these. I love the ’70s flower-power look and the orange/ivory combo. But after making the fiddleheads mittens, I wish these were lined. Those were so warm and cozy. I suppose I could line these, but I’m suffering from mitten fatigue now and it’s time to move onto other things until Fall.
I’ve got to say though, I was less than thrilled with this yarn. I used the same yarn (shibui sock) making the Clematis mittens last year and I had no problems with it then. This time, when I rolled the ivory into a ball, it was in 4 sections. !!! Unacceptable. !!! And besides those four little balls I now had, there were quite a few areas where the yarn splintered down to a very thin thread, which easily broke off. The orange (lily) was fine though. How anybody can roll that into a skein and think it’s sellable and usable, I don’t know. I should have just returned it…
Anyway, after that brief but intense snowstorm this morning, it looks like the sun is trying to come out. Welcome to Spring!
edit: Ravelry link to the details and pattern