It’s time to love
Pattern: Easy Mittens by Jessica Meredith
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Shadows, Pearl Frost colorway
Needles: U.S. 4 and 5 Harmony Options, 60″ circular (Magic Loop, two at a time)
Once upon a time there was snow in the forecast — lots of snow. The mother smelled the crisp bite in the air and noted the gathering clouds. The last time it snowed, she remembered, her children had to go out to make snowballs with tube socks on their hands.
Never again, she vowed.
So she dug yet another skein of acrylic yarn out of her stash (perfect for experimenting, but she had a suspicion it was multiplying in there) and found a quick-looking pattern. While I’m at it, she thought, I’ll learn to knit two mittens at once!
It was not as easy as she had hoped.
By the time the pathetic, barely-ground-covering snows materialized in the morning, she had barely gotten past the cuffs. The weather warmed and everything melted. Spring’s promise was in the air. Students at the mother’s school began wearing shorts.
Still she swore that the mittens would be finished. And so they were. She gave them to her daughter with sadness in her heart, because mitten season had come and gone.
But her daughter’s joy knew no bounds. “I love my mittens! I love my mittens!” she exclaimed for the first five minutes of the family’s walk in the warm spring air that evening.
And before she went to bed, the daughter demanded the mittens again, so she could give them a hug.
The mother, her daughter, and the mittens all lived happily ever after, looking forward to the next winter.
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