Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's Growing on Me


While there are some things I like about winter, such as being able to wear wool (and lots of it), there are some things I'm tiring of this year...like snow forecasts of 8 inches of snow on a Monday. Are you kidding me? A Monday? Blech. We've had almost no snow all winter, and now it seems we're getting way more than a dusting lately.

I finally hooked up with my best friend for lunch yesterday. We exchanged Christmas gifts, ate more food than you'd think 2 people could pack away, and enjoyed a hand crafted beer at the local Belgian restaurant. The weather was glorious with blue skies, a warm sun and the snow from the last blizzard was melting in a very gentle manner. Spring was definitely in the air. After lunch, I drove her over to the new house so she could peek in the windows and kick the tires, so to speak.

I didn't watch too much of the games yesterday, though I did wax on and on about my new found adoration of curling. The waiter overheard me and told me about a curling club located the next city over and I tried and tried to talk my friend into going with me to check it out. She just smiled at me as though she were dealing with a human who has obviously gone over the edge.

When I make these mittens again, because I will, I will do the cuff cast on edge in a bright color. These would have been stunning if I'd done it in red. I'm speaking of the rolling edge at the cuff. When I'm finished, this will be folded under along the purled row and hemmed. I think if there was a peek of red in there, they'd have been amazing--like seeing a little peek-a-boo lace in an otherwise demure outfit.

15 comments:

Gail said...

I love the pattern, this is amazing!

Glad you had an well-deserved enjoyable day out.

Spring is one day closer.

Miss T said...

I absolutely love that mitten!

Miss 376 said...

It keeps looking like spring here, then we get snow to remind us it's still winter. We had more this morning. Love this mitt more everytime I see it

Queenmothermamaw said...

Yes that touch of red would be perfect. Red and Gray, that is great. I have not gotten onto curling, makes my back hurt to see folks bending over. We still have snow, melting ya, but so very slow. The Ohio River may be choking you soon.
QMM

Brenda said...

Glad you had a fun day out with your best friend. Those days are the best!

Amy said...

That is the most gorgeous mitten, even without the red.

Finding Pam said...

Lovely mitten and a spot of red would be exciting.

Stephanie V said...

I see what you mean about the red but I think it's a beautiful mitten. And the design makes the hands look elegant - not something usually said about mittens.

Glennis said...

Pretty cute, those mittens, with a red band they would be fantastic!
Curling, now thats a sport I know very little about.

Jadekitty said...

Those are a work of art!

Ruth said...

Love those mittens.A red edge would be lovely love the concept of lace peeking out from a demure outfit. i remember going to a symphony concert and the conductor - a lady had on a black suit as they doo but had bright red cuffs on her shirt and they just peeked out. I think she was the same one who when our local Ballet company did a pinked up and different version of Coppelia came on the last night with hot pink hair.

Renie Burghardt said...

Nothing better than spending time with one's best friend.

Love the mitten.

We've been in the low 60s all week. No snow left around here, and none in the forecast for the near future. Yay!

Not familiar with curling. I'm more into jet skiing! Hurry Spring!


Hugs,

Renie

Cynthia Pittmann said...

I hope the snow season soon shifts to spring, Reya! It's fun to have a new hobby...but I'm ignorant! What is curling? Cool mittens!

NCmountainwoman said...

Love the mittens. Hope the snow forecast is wrong.

Sandy said...

Fun day it sounds like and can't blame you for kicking the tires, I use to do that all the time before we moved here so many eons ago.