These are the first pair of mittens I have knit (and hopefully not the last), and they sure gave me fits. They are actually the 5th pattern I started for the swap. After purchasing enough yarn to make a few more pairs of mittens, I ended up using some yarn from stash. The cream is Brunswick La Lana, a superwash merino, no longer made but very soft. The teal is one of my all time favorite yarns that was also sadly discontinued, Bryspun Kid 'n Ewe, a wool/mohair blend that came mostly in jewel tone colors.
While I was taking pictures of the mittens, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful pre-sunset light making all my flowers glow. These cheerful daisies I planted because daisies are my Aunt Grace's favorite flower.
This wave petunia came back up from last year. It really gets pretty big.
And I always forget what these are called - African Daisies? Most of my flowers are purples and pinks but I throw a dash of red, orange and yellow in there just to mix it up and keep it from getting too "matchy matchy". My roses should be in full bloom soon. The bushes are loaded this year and my Arizona bush is well over 7 feet tall already. You'll probably be seeing rose pics soon!