Signs of spring are still scarce here in Northern Ontario. Snow is still falling and temperatures are still freezing.
One sign that spring must be on its way is that our curling season is drawing to a close. I have one bonspiel left this coming weekend. It will still be too cold and I'm sure we will still have snow, so gardening seems a long way off. Quite often, I finish the curling season and go right into the gardening season. Not this year!
I've completed another pair of my Curling Rocks Mittens. These are a special gift for a lady who welcomes us into her home for one of the bonspiels we go to. It's not the easiest thing to have four people descend on your home for a weekend with all their curling gear in tow, take over the bathroom, the bedrooms, the living room, and the kitchen, come and go at all hours of the day and night, eat and drink everything, and generally crash! Her hospitality is greatly appreciated and these seemed like something special she would enjoy. She's also a curler!
These were knit with just two colours for much faster knitting. Patons Kroy was chosen so they would be machine washable and dryable, and for me to try my pattern in a different yarn.
I'm pleased with the two colour result, but think that perhaps I should have decreased a bit after the thumb as the hand part of the mitten is a bit loose. Maybe it was just me and my gauge loosened up a bit!
This week marks another milestone on the road to retirement. I'm submitting my letter of resignation this week. It's real. It's coming. Closer and closer every day!