Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Groundhog Day

Groundhog mitten from Infiknit
If the groundhog sees his shadow, the belief is there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow there will be only two more weeks of winter. We wish that there would only be six more weeks of winter! When you live in the North, Spring at the end of March is a blessing.

Various definitions suggest that Groundhog Day was a nod to Imbolc and Candlemas early festivals that celebrated the arrival of Spring, by observing the animals as they stirred out of hibernation.

I think that the best evolution so far is the chance to see Bill Murray again, and again, and again - in the movie Groundhog Day! I am a "Ghost Busters" groupie.

I set about a while ago to create some mittens that looked like field animals and I decided that I had to have a goundhog. Well, here he is!

Rabbit Mitten from Infiknit
Anyway, at this time of year, anything to cause a stir and seemingly hasten the arrival of Spring, is a diversion. We now have only 12 days to Valentine's Day and 15 days to Sweater Day on February 17. February is a short month, so we'll soon be into March - where has the time gone :)

White rabbits are always in a hurray!  Enjoy!

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