right now :: mittens just in time

IMG_5919With another round of snow and cold weather in the forecast, I figured it was time I finally finished my pair of mittens (ravelry link here) before winter was over! The pattern comes from issue #3 of Taproot magazine: Family Mittens by Carrie Bostick Hoge. The beautiful indigo yarn was a birthday gift from Robin and her family from way back when, intended to match this hat made with the same yarn. Now, I’ve got a warm head and warm hands… just in the nick of time! IMG_6137 IMG_6138

inspired

IMG_4470Inspired? Well, yes I am. With a vacation in my sights, fantasies of endless days with my toes wriggling in the sand, and the impaired belief that I can read at least one book and knit at least one garment per day, I guess I’d better be inspired!!! Really though, I am Inspired by these amazing writers (Barbara Kingsolver, Ben Hewitt, Michael Pollan, and all of the contributors at both the Sun and Taproot magazines) for their mastery of our complex language, the images they conjure with their words, and the topics they are discussing. I can’t wait to let my mind melt into their stories! I’m also inspired by all of my fellow fiber enthusiasts at Ravelry and all of the scrumptious ideas and patterns that are so willingly shared. There is so much inspiration to be found at that site, it’s mind-boggling!!!