"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Golden Mittens

Another finished project for KnitWits. A pair of children's mittens.

Pattern: Basic Pattern For Childrens Mittens by Elizabeth Durand
Size: 4-6 years old

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Wool
Content: 100% Superwash Wool, worsted weight
Color: Gold

Needles: Circular size 5

Started: February 7, 2018
Finished: May 9, 2018

Comments: I used this free pattern to teach someone how to knit mittens. I thought I ought to try it out to make sure it's a decent pattern so the first mitten got done quickly. This was also one of my take-with-me projects, which I only worked on when out and about-like waiting at the doctors office and stuff like that. That is why it's taken so long to finish the second mitten. The pattern is fine.

This is graduation weekend at the University of Idaho. Our daughter, Ruth, is a senior this year. We're going down there today because Ruth's team has won an award on their Senior Project and we're going to attend the ceremony. I'm excited, and very proud of her. They were working on a device that goes on the arm and keeps track of how much a person does their physical therapy, or something like that. It was a very challenging project.

Unfortunately, daughter Ruth doesn't get to graduate as we'd hoped. Apparently credits expire. So classes she took when she first attended, out of high school, have expired and they're going to make her take those classes again, or at least, that's how I understand the situation. I'm a little pissed off about it. Since when did credits start expiring?

The graduation ceremony is on Saturday and we're going to it even though Ruth isn't graduating because we have 2 nephews who are graduating. We're having a big family party afterwards in celebration. It's going to be a hectic weekend. We'll be making a 2 hour drive down 2 days in a row, and of course 2 hours back home again. Lots of driving. We tried getting a room for the night so we wouldn't have to do all that driving, but they were hard to find. Everyone was booked up very early. The one room we did find wanted an enormous amount of money for it. Price gouging if I've ever seen it. We can buy a lot of gas for what they wanted for that room. So driving it is.

Spring is in it's full glory right now. The flowering plum is blooming and it smells so good. The leaves are coming on the trees, and the turkeys are doing their mating dances. I've dragged the cushions for the deck furniture out of storage and the deck is all set up for knitting and sitting. I love spring. The weather is warmer, and it's supposed to be a beautiful sunny weekend. Yay!

Live long and prosper. \\//

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