We have caught a few glimpses of snow around here lately. Not nearly enough to cover the ground, but oh how my heart rejoiced when I looked out the window and saw snow falling peacefully from the sky. There's something so serene and calming about snow. However peaceful snowing may be, I go a bit crazy when I see snow falling for the first time in many moons. I love snow. Skiing. Moonlit walks on crispy snow. Kick-sledding with your sweetheart. Snow ball fights. Ice skating. Building snow men. Folks dressed up like eskimos. Hot chocolate. Snow angels. S'mores. The anticipation of Christmas coming soon. What's not to love?
Speaking about snow made think about a winter a long time ago, when snow had failed to show up at the expected time.
It was the night of December 1st. My best friend and I wanted to mark the start of December and the proper start of CHRISTMAS. We looked out the window. Dark outside. No snow. No winter feeling. No Christmas spirit. We had to do something about it. We snuck quietly into the kitchen. Snuck outside. Looking around, making sure no one could see us. Nervously, we sprinkled the ground with our loot. Giggling, we ran back inside. Went to our window, and gazed contentedly outside. Sighing happily. The ground was wintery white. Oh, now all was well with the world. At least until someone found out that some crazy people had poured flour all over the ground. Yes, my friend and I had some really weird goings on back then. I think I will omit telling you how old we were at the time.
What's the first snow memory that comes to your mind?
About the knitted goodies: As it was getting colder, I realised Filip needed mittens to keep his cute dimpled hands warm. Garnstudio provided me with the pattern, which I modified a bit. I cast on more stitches when I started the sections with the cables (12 extra), and chose to do stockinette stitch rather than garter stitch all around, as I think that's prettier, easier and quicker. (If you've never knitted cables before, it really is easy!)
Free pattern: Here
Needles: 2, 5 mm
Yarn: Dale of Norway baby weight merino wool (instead of the alpaca wool called for).
The baby scarf was made by my mother when little F was newborn. He didn't really have much of a neck back then, but it's really handy now. Just had to unravel a little bit and make it longer. I promise you, this is a super easy knit. I thought about making another one, with a cable to match the mittens, but there are limits to how much cuteness the daddy can tolerate in his son's clothing...
Free pattern: Here (No modifications, except knit in baby weight merino wool.)
I can hardly wait for winter to come. We are prepared.