All my consternation last week over the PINK mittens lead me to knit a second pair. A very plain, vanilla, no frills pair of natural mittens. No color whatsoever.
If the first pair was bright like a candy cane, the second pair came out quiet like freshly fallen (fuzzy) snow.
I think some may call this timeless. Or possibly understated.
I would say elegant.
Just don’t take one off in a snow drift. You may never find it.
I again used this pattern from Susan B. Anderson. This is a great, easy pattern. I would recommend it to novice and uber-experienced mitten knitters alike. I think it is perfectly okay to knit mittens that aren’t Fair Isle, lace, or frilly in any regard. Just mittens.
I stumbled upon a natural skein of Cascade Yarns Eco Duo in Vanilla (70% Alpaca/30% Wool) at my local yarn store. This is the softest, lightest, most heavenly yarn I have ever felt and may even give my obsession for Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light a run for its money. It knits up like a puffy cloud on a perfectly sunny spring day. Seriously. It’s that soft. I want pjs knit in this yarn. Pillow cases. Sheets! (Can you knit sheets? …Maybe that should be a new thing.)
Knitting mittens is one of life’s little joys. Mittens make me smile. They go so quick. A mitten a day. And you know what they (I) say?
A mitten a day keeps the doctor away.