Winter view

Winter view
A View From Our Deck

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I Made Some Matching Mittens

Not much is happening today.  We were supposed to have a glimpse of sun, but I haven't seen it yet.  I did see some strange looking tracks on the ice, but so far I don't know what they are from.  The hospital did need more scrubblies to sell in their gift shop, but that was a quick project.  I have made over two hundred since I started.  All that's left to write about is my latest knitting endeavor.  If you don't knit, you can stop reading now.  I mostly want these patterns documented for myself, in case I want to make the patterns again.

About a month ago I wrote about a winter hat I knit.  http://www.thecabincountess.com/2016/12/a-wickerwork-hat.html

On Christmas Day my daughter wore it around all day so I guess she liked it.  My other daughter told me she wanted one too.   I'm always looking for projects, so I was happy to make another one.  She wanted it in red.  I looked in my stash, but I didn't have enough of the color she wanted.  I ended up buying a 7 oz. skein.  I found a super sale and it cost me about $2.


The hat only took half of the yarn so I thought I would look for a pattern to make matching mittens.  I found a pattern called Very Cabley Mittens.  The pattern is free on Ravelry.com.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/very-cabley-mittens


They turned out pretty cute, and the cable cuff was new to me.

Here is a photo of the tracks on the ice.  It could be an otter, but I'm not sure.  What do you think?


I saw this red fox the other day, but I'm pretty sure he didn't make those tracks.