snow + handspun = mittens.

I left work yesterday afternoon and arrived home just in time to gaze out my windows and enjoy this:


I did what anyone in this situation would have done: I baked!


This is the olive oil orange cake from Apples for Jam, with pine nuts sprinkled on top. I listened to loud old music, watched the snow fall, and whipped my egg whites by hand. Meanwhile, Boh sat on the couch, waiting for his close up. This looks kind of like one of those posed middle school portraits to me. What do you think?


With the aroma of homemade cake wafting through my tiny house, I sat down and cast on a pair of Warmest Mittens, from Knitting Pretty by Kris Percival. After a few strikes trying to find the perfect pattern for the gorgeous homespun I received from Ami of SourCherries in the fingerless mitts swap, I settled on these.

This morning, I awoke to this:


I continued working on my mittens, and finished just in time to wear them to work. On my lunch/voting break, I managed to snap some silly pictures of this spontaneous FO, utilizing the timer on my camera.




Happy Super Tuesday!


8 thoughts on “snow + handspun = mittens.

  1. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Stacey Derbinshire

  2. I didn’t get to go knitting last night but I think I remember you saying today was your birthday, so Happy Birthday! Even if it’s not your birthday today, I know it’s coming soon.

  3. What a perfect use for that handspun. The mittens look so warm and cozy — and pretty, too!

    The picture of Boh made me crack up. He is totally channeling that middle school yearbook photo feel!

  4. O M G
    could i want to snorgle that dog any more?! I just want to unintelligibly babble in his face while smooshing his cheeks together. Oh and the knitting/baking is nice too. hehe.

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