Among my favorite cozy comforts during the chilly seasons are knit goods. My heart goes a -flutter come fall when the woolens come out of the closets and drawers. I love mittens, scarves and sweaters, especially those that have wonderful patterns like the mittens above. I have pairs with each of these patterns.
These patterns belong to long gloves that extend above the wrist.
Since having the dumplings, I've expanded my affection to other knitted wonders...
like this owl
and ice skates.
Then there is our menagerie of outerwear, like our raccoon hat and mittens...
And our very favorite and eagerly donned lion, doggy and bunny mittens.
Then there are sweaters...
and beautiful dresses.
Amy Meier's wonderful mother knit this gorgeous sweater. She even stitched in a name tag.
She knit this beautiful one too.
One word - Fall.
If I were one to make New Year's Resolutions, learning to knit creations like these would be at the top of my list. I've managed simple hats and scarves for ambitious Christmas gifts over the years, but they didn't come easily.
I had a friend in college who learned to knit from her Grandmother, and making socks, mittens and even sweaters came second nature to her. She would sit in a chair and just knit away, needing no pattern to go by, able to carry on conversation without pause.
I think that is just so lovely.
New Year's Resolution 2014:
Learn to knit.