"She sprouted love like flowers,
Grew a garden in her mind,
And even on the darkest days,
From her smile the sun still shined.”
Even the darkest winter days can be made brighter by love, flowers, and mittens. Enter this project, which I am calling the She Sprouted Love Like Flowers Mittens. I'm knitting the Sunflower Mittens by Mary Jane Mucklestone from MAINE Knits (I can't say enough good things about this book, but maybe I'll save it for another post). Good, warm mittens are a necessity during Maine winters, but they don't have to be boring. I hope that these mittens, when they are completed, will not only brighten my gray days but also remind me to sprout love like flowers, and share that love with everyone I meet no matter what kind of day it is.
(Because I share more of the nitty gritty details about my projects on my podcast and my Ravelry project pages, I'm not going to share all of that information in my blog posts. Instead, I will be sharing some of the thoughts that sound better when I take the time to write them out instead of talking off the top of my head.)