Last year in September I knitted my September Gloves. I loved wearing them during the first chilly days that announce the arrival of Autumn. Unfortunately, I lost them somewhere, miss Winter came, I wore gloves with fingers and I kind of forgot about my september gloves.
This year, while cycling to work at an inhumanly early hour during one of those chilly, crisp and end of September mornings, I regretted once again that I didn't put on some gloves that day. Just like the day before, when I was steering alternately with left and right, keeping the opposite hand warm in one of my pockets. I also regretted never listening to my own advice and promised myself to change that hypocritical habit in the future.
Then suddenly - some knitters have these rare clear moments concerning their yarn stash - I exactly knew what to knit with my leftovers from Liesl's gifted Quince & Co Finch yarn.
After knitting with Quince & Co for my Fethaland hat, I didn't know for sure how many I got left to knit something else, so I was keeping it in my stash to use it as a fantasy in some socks or another fair isle hat. Turns out after knitting these mittens - I made them shorter for the above reason - that I still have a little yarn left to cheer up another small knitting project.
The pattern is fairly simple and fun to knit. It's called Catching Butterflies and the 'butterfly' stitch caught my attention. I also think it might be a pretty stitch for socks!