Friday, April 04, 2008

No More Hum Drum Mittens Swap 2

Hey, did you know I still knit?! :o) Yes, I have been in a bit of a knitting slump lately, however, I still knit. Since my swap partner Jessica received these mittens today I can post the pictures. Before they headed back East, these Bird In Hand mittens took one last bask in the California sunshine!

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!


Cathy said...

Hello Theresa

Your flowers are called Osteospermum sometimes called Cape Daisies but like you, I and many Australians call them African Daisies

This seems to be a good site to read about them

Take care

Donna B said...

Lovely mittens! Wowee.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. So glad that God sent that flower to cheer you the other day, and pray that you are feeling better!

Carissa said...

Your mittens turned out beautifully! I really like the flower on the palm. I love seeing pictures of your flowers, especially when not much is blooming here yet, just a few daffodils!

Melissa said...

Those mittens are gorgeous! Lucky Jessica ;o)

sherriknits said...

The flowers are beautiful! I have that mitten pattern and am eager to try it, yours came out beautiful!

Scrabblequeen said...

Gorgeous mittens, beautiful flowers! Isn't spring great? I'm just starting to get roses, too.

Ruth said...

Those are your first mittens?! They are perfect. Love the pattern and colors!

Theresa said...

What beautiful mittens! 3 kids, a husband and all that baking, housekeeping and etc. and still you manage to find time to knit something like that. You're so talented! (and organized, I guess!)