Our rehab work is moving ahead; we have a dining room ceiling and light and the furniture isn’t piled up in the living room. Progress!
Once again, sheet rock hoist =tru luv. However, it’s not the only home rehab going on around here. The residents of White Pine Manor are back and strengthening the nest.
I see them at the maple trees, snapping off little branches and bringing them over to the penthouse. I wish I could figure out a way to get a webcam up there for when the babies arrive. I looked at the date on the red tails post I did last year and it seems as though the hawks are right on time. They’ve been working for a few weeks already. Our current harbinger of spring isn’t snow drops, though. What do the hawks do when this happens?
I’ve been working on some new patterns designed for Frog Tree Pediboo, my new favorite yarn. (Like Fair Trade Coffee? How about Fair Trade Yarn?)
One pattern is for a family of basic fingering weight mittens. Good for transitional weather (March through May?) or chopper liners. If you don’t know what choppers are, you don’t need transitional weight mittens. These would be warm enough for you any time. I made them with peasant thumbs, because working a fingering weight mitten takes some time and they go faster. They are not perhaps as anatomically correct as gusseted thumbs, but I like them. For a complete elucidation on thumbs and some dang cute mittens with a variety of critters on them, go visit Tori.
I called these 7/28 mittens, because when the draft name was Fingering Mittens it just seemed like a field day for smutty spammers and search engines. Yes, 7 sts to the inch and 28 sts over 4 inches or 10 centimeters is uninspired, but I needed a name. I googled 7/28 or 7-28 to see what came up.
“Eagles score 28 in final 7:28 to stun Giants” We are are still laughing about this in my family, as my B-in-L, “Mr. Giants,” left that game in the last 9 minutes to beat the traffic. Sore Loser Mittens?
Or this biblical reference: ” But those who marry will face many troubles in this life.” Unhappy Marriage Mittens?
I could have named it for stitch and row gauge, but you know what I think of row gauge, that lying sack of stitches. How would that look? The 28/
40 39 41 mittens? Maybe not. I’ll stick with uninspired.