saturday morning

It’s been a while since I’ve had a proper Saturday morning, you know, one of those that you spend at the local cafe with someone you feel comfortable seeing you bleary-eyed and with uncombed hair. I had one today and it made me very very (very) happy! :)

I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you what I think is my most cheerful project so far! The pattern is Lychee Mittens by Kate Gagnon Osborn of Kelbourne Wollens. I love Kate’s patterns. And they’re free!

I’ve been meaning to make more mittens (and I plan a post on the patterns that are intriguing me the most at the moment – look out for it soon), actually I have two pairs almost finished (they are missing buttons and blocking), so I hope I’ll be able to show you more soon! For now, this pair is Ravelled here.

Mittens are great fun to photograph! So much that I photographed these before they were finished. ;) They turned out a bit too small for me so my niece got them – and she loved them!

What makes these especially dear to my heart is that they’re made from the leftover yarn from my first very own scarf and my first hat, which was made for my best friend in the whole wide world. It’s only appropriate that the two resulted in an item that always makes me smile – just like any combination of the two of us does. :)

I hope your Saturday is cheerful and silly! :)