I woke up this morning to 39 degrees and lots of wind. But it wasn't raining. So, I decided to go for my walk. I had to don winter coat, ear warmers, hood, and gloves. It was a cold walk. I put on my earphones, opened my Michigan Radio NPR app, and started listening to Morning Edition.
And I heard the news about the manhunt in Boston. Wow. What a way to wake up. I am praying for the saftey of my brother and his family, as well as all those in Boston. Amazing developments.
(Two quick updates: I texted my brother and learned they left for Disney yesterday. Whew! That's a relief. And, I saw snowflakes on my way to work. SNOW. FLAKES.)
A while back, I finished my gauntlets from the Downton Abbey Mystery Knit Along from Jimmy Beans Wool. (I originally blogged it here, if you want more information.) I had a lot of fun with this Mystery KAL. It was the first one I had done, and it was fun. I also loved working with the wool (Lorna's Laces) and knitting up this project. In the photo above, on the left is the gautlet from the top side. I loved knitting that shell lace pattern along the arm opening. On the right is the palm side. You can see the I-cord is threaded through some eyelets in the gauntlets so you can adjust the length of them. I thought that was a nice detail.
You were all grossed out by the snake photos I posted yesterday. I'm with you on hating snakes, by the way! ;-)
My students were all complaining yesterday that it stinks outside with all this rain lately. They said it smells like worms outside. LOL. It totally does!
This is the I-cord I made. It's not threaded through the eyelets right now (obviously). I wanted to show you this, becuase I love how the colors pooled. So pretty!
You can download this pattern now free on Ravelry. So, if you want to make them, you can. They are a lot of fun to knit and it's a small, quick project. The pattern is easy to follow. I would say an advanced beginner can make it. All you need to know how to do is knit, purl, yarn over, SSK, and K2tog. All really easy. And very satisfying.
I'm so glad I participated in the KAL. There is a new KAL with Jimmy Beans going on right now. It's a Game of Thrones KAL. I got the yarn for that, too. It's beautiful. I'll show it to you later. But I haven't had time to start it yet. I'm not looking ahead at anything in the KAL, because I don't want to spoil the surprise. So, if you are doing it and have figured out what it is yet, don't tell me! :-)
I love Game of Thrones. We don't get that channel (HBO?), so I have to wait until it comes out on DVD anyway. I'm trying to decide if I can wait that long to do the KAL. I think not. We'll see. I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy. LOL.
We actually have snow in our forecast tonight, if you can believe it. Sigh.
But warmer and sunny weather predicted for tomorrow.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Please stay safe.
Until next time,