Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Testing and being tested!

While checking  the test knitting thread  of the River Shannon Shawl test at Ravelry, yesterday, I found a request for test knitters for the cutest little mitts ever.   And,  as you might guess,  volunteered to knit them.  They are called Iridis Mitts ,  and the test thread is here,  if you are interested.  One of the nicest things about fingerless mitts is they are perfect for using up left over sock yarn.

Fingerless Mitts - WIP
Fingerless Mitts WIP

As for reading, its been the  2014 Herbal Almanac again.  Besides planning some spring planting (in containers in the back yard) I've been researching  herbs for a lace scarf I've been working on.   The design is on paper, swatches have been knit,  and now I just have to knit a full size sample.    Until then, however, it will have to remain a secret.

We have had  3 days of melting weather!  Its so  beautiful to see the bright sun shining down and, since I replaced the wiper blades on the car,  I don't even mind all the splishes and splashes on the streets!  Even though I know that winter isn't over yet,  I am encouraged by smell of spring in the wind, and the hint of green that will come.  In fact,  I am just  itching to get out on Nose Hill to look for signs of spring growth and the first crocus.   * Must remember to bring the camera!!

Have a look at what other knitters have been up to at Ginny's Yarn along and whats going on over at Tilly's nest  and  Frontier Dreams   and Tami's Amis blog hops!


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