If you’re a slow knitter, like me, you may want to begin on a cold-weather item right now, while it’s still summer. Yes. It’s good to be realistic.
There are many things that tickle me about these squirrel-and-robot mittens that Beth on Six Orange Carrots knit. Each mitten announces in no uncertain terms the year of its creation. Seeing 2010 knitted like this, I imagine someone in the future, looking at these gloves and imagining what 2010 was. I like it when – occasionally – the date is tastefully incorporated into a craft.
UPDATE: Beth wrote to me with the pattern that she used (with slight modifications). It’s by Adrian at Hello Yarn.

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