The thermometer outside my kitchen window reported a bone-chilling two, count ’em, two sorry degrees this morning. So, I checked the weekend forecast, hoping for a sunny reprieve. Snow and ice starting on Saturday afternoon, lasting into Sunday. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but par for the course around here this year.
Yet, even with this bleak forecast, as in life, there’s always a ray of sunshine somewhere; sometimes, we just have to look for it a bit further down the road than we’d guessed. “Wintry Mix” – innocent enough words on their own; one monumentally nasty affront, as a team. If we can just get through Sunday’s “wintry mix”, there’s a chance – mind you, it’s just a chance – but there’s a real, bonafide, 100% maybe-almost-reasonable chance that my poor, downtrodden thermometer might actually get revved up all the way into the 30’s for a little bit of…you guessed it…rain – glorious rain! Yes, kids, before too terribly long, things might actually warm up around here. One of these days, the black-brown mountains of frozen roadside nastiness really will give way to tender little tufts of green. Really!
Until then, if you’re as starved for spring as I am, at least we know we can count on our knitting to lift the doldrums. Here’s a little dose of green for you, to warm you up and tide you over:
Shamrock Mittens kits using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift available through the designer’s online yarn shop, Kidsknits.com.
Shamrock Mittens knitting pattern PDF available through the designer’s Ravelry store.