We've had a few rather warm weeks for Minnesota with temps hanging out in the 20's and 30's. As much as I love the 30 degree days, I've found myself without the proper hand attire as most of my mittens are too warm and the thin pair of fingerless gloves I made for myself several years back are just not warm enough. So, with a pretty skein of Cascade Color Duo in grayish-blue that my brother Jake gave me for Christmas, I cast on a pair of Churchmouse's Welted Fingerless Gloves (Ravelry link). It's a pattern that I've made several times before and I've always been so pleased with the result. The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn, but I decided to use Aran this time with a size 4 needle instead of a size 5 and 6. This made for a thicker/warmer mitt, which was just what I was looking for the warmer days of March that are hopefully on their way.
They were such a quick knit, finished in just one busy week filled with Superbowl family fun and a couple evenings home alone. I was excited to finish them up with a couple vintage buttons I had hiding in my stash.
There's been quite a lot of knitting happening in this house lately. It must be February!!