Published February 12, 2012
Tags: animal, black, bright, colorwork, fair isle, flamingos, florida, gifts, mittens, my mom, pink, silly
I flipped for this pattern and just HAD to make these flamingo mittens! But for whom?
My mom, of course, because even though she lives so far away, her hands are about the same size as mine, so I could just make them to fit me and know that they would probably fit her!
Every stitch of these was fun, thanks to this mottled, hand-painted pink yarn that I bought on Etsy. The black is super-soft Capretta from KnitPicks and the pattern is from SpillyJane.
I have been working on these for weeks, but they arrived just in time to cheer her up after a fall that broke her shoulder a few days ago. I hope she feels good enough to be out for walks again before the weather gets too warm to wear these.
I love my mom!
The xmas lights are up! As you can imagine, there are lots of tropical themes here. My favorites:
A few nights ago was the Key West Holiday Parade. It was a local’s fest, with firetrucks, the women’s club, the Gay-Straight Alliance from the High School, a couple of tumbling groups, bands, and choirs, as well as all different kinds of tropical santas, like this guy in a hammock under the palms.
And Pirate Santa…I don’t know why Mrs. Claus is in her civilian clothes.
The ambulance looked very festive
Lots of candy was chucked, and I got beaned at least once by a stale Dubble Bubble. But the Tootsie Rolls were fresh, and Zach caught a mini box of dots, and the Boogedy got some pirate booty, which turned out to be chocolate treasure.
Even the street sweepers were decked out! I always think of these as Zambonis, even though I know that isn’t right.
I love xmas lights.