Teal dear

My Bella’s Mittens are already off the needles and have been my constant companion on chilly January commutes. (Yes, having decided I’d be taking a break from knitting accessories this winter I promptly cast on some mittens. A smooshy skein of super-chunky Artesano British Wool in a shade of teal that goes perfectly with my tartan coat? Well how could I resist!)

Ah, wool. Fancy fibres and luxury blends are all very well, but when it comes down to it nothing compares to good old-fashioned unadulterated sheep.

SarahLouKnits Bella's Mittens

 

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New beginnings

A new start for the new year. Or, at least, a mindful continuation of the old.

My resolutions? Less caffeine. More vegetables. Finish The West Wing. Start Great Expectations. Wrangle the WIPs and frog the unloved. Sing like no one’s listening. Go to bed on time.

Knit only – and I mean only – from stash.

So to begin the year as I mean to go on, my first project of 2015 is a pair of mittens in some gorgeously rugged Artesano British Wool that’s been languishing in my flat for far too long.

The yarn is a bright, beautiful teal colour, and was begging for some chunky cables to set it off. I chose Bella’s Mittens, and they’re knitting up like a dream.

SarahLouKnits Bella's Mittens