>> Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So I was queuing up projects for May. Mitts, fingerless and whole, mittens, and gloves. While perusing the pages of Ravelry I came up on the pattern for Bella's mittens. They are nice and long with a simple cable down the front. I read the initial notes and thought the bulky yarn would make it a quick knit. I could see myself wearing them by a campfire all snuggled up in my warm mittens cradling a drink.
The pattern I followed found here (free). I used Cascade Peruvian Highland Wool in Pine, two skeins. Size 8 needles. No modifications. I love these mittens! They were fast and easy. The cable was easy to memorize and they are very warm.While I was knitting them I flipped through some of the other raveler's finished projects and read some more notes. Then it hit me when I saw Twilight pop up on someones notes. Bella's mittens are not just some random name the creator of the pattern gave to the mittens, the mittens are patterned after a pair of mittens that Bella wears in the Twilight movie. Now I don't know how many of you have read the books but I have to think that you have heard of them no matter what. How did I miss that one?
My best friend and I have known each other since before we had ever kissed a boy. We are now both married with kids. We have been sharing secrets, crushes, and everything else for over twenty years. Umm ladies I think Miss D. (we'll call her that to avoid any embarrassment) is at home right now waiting for Edward of the Twilight series to show up. Her husband is a great guy but I have it on good authority that she would pack up and leave if Edward crooked his finger at her :). Since she has cast herself as Bella in her head maybe I should pass these mittens on to her...or at the very least make some for her birthday?