I thought we agreed on spring?

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So,winter came back. Huge snow flakes came falling down in the afternoon just as I was weaving in the ends of the mittens (yep, the mittens are finished, yay!). I just had to take a picture together with some flakes that fell in the window boxes (yes, we have not yet thrown out last year’s dahlias but that doesn’t really matter in March).

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So aside from last year’s dahlias, the mittens are done. They are white and they are blue and they were pretty much a trial and error. I used a stitch pattern from a book that a co-worker gave me and Jenny. I felt that she obviously needed a pair of mittens inspired by that book after being so kind to us.

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It was an easier pattern than the boat and lighthouse since there weren’t many long floats in this pattern. It was fairly quick but it was mittens when all you want is spring so therefore they were hard to finish. Next time I make mittens like this I will chart them on some graph paper first to make sure the decreases work with the pattern. This time the, well, the pattern calls them roses, the roses weren’t centered but I think the mittens are pretty anyway and the best part? The best part is they’re finished.

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Pattern: Rose Pattern by Inger and Ingrid Gottfridsson. Yarn: Rauma finullgarn, colors 400 and 451. I borrowed some design elements, like the folded edge, from Moonlit Coast Mittens by Erica Mount.