Winter is having a last joke on us.
A week before the first day of Spring, we in Eastern Ontario were slammed with a huge dump of snow. While I'm as eager as anyone for a breath of warm air or a scent of earth, I'm kind of selfishly happy to have a chance to wear my Dala Mitts a few times before the warm weather truly arrives.
They were made with Brigg's and Little Sport (from my stash). Ravelry notes are here. The pattern is a free one, though not for the faint-hearted. I have appointed myself, officially, as an expert knitter now that I've completed these. Next challenges to attack: steeking! Growing my own dye garden! Raising my own sheep! I tell you, diving into a too-difficult project and actually succeeding gives you confidence like nothing else!
No sooner had I finished my pair, that I cast on for the next pair in the same colours for a friend who insisted she must have her own. I'll knit them happily, knowing how much she'll love them...any horse lover would. But first, I'll be casting on for a pair of special mittens for a special someone who celebrates in April...because, according to the weather report today, we won't see true Spring till the last two weeks of April.