I have had to put these mittens on hold in favor of Christmas Stocking knitting, but I am excited to get back to them. The pattern is called Ringo + Elwood, and I think I may have seen them the first time on another Yarn Along post a few weeks ago.
There are two versions included in the pattern Ringo (a racoon as seen above) and Elwood (a beaver)
The Younger has just conveniently lost one of his dragon mittens and so he'll need some new ones anyway!
Sometimes I just randomly grab a book from my Anne of Green Gables collection and this week it was Rainbow Valley. As I type I still have tears on my face from finishing this charming and heartfelt story.
Rainbow Valley is about Anne and Gilbert's children growing up in an idyllic fairyland of beautiful trees and brooks, catching trout for impromptu lunches and having the kind of childhood I wish for my own children.
L. M. Montgomery wrote Rainbow Valley after the end of the first World War and you can see hints of a darker time looming for the children in Glen St. Mary.
Her final Anne book Rilla of Ingleside is about how the war effects everyone in the village and is possibly my favorite of the series.
I may have to read it next.
What's on your needles and nightstand this week?