My knitting time during these deep winter months (January into March) has focused on small, quick-to-complete projects while I await participation in my first test knit. The sage colored cowl uses yarn I hand-dyed with Kool-Aid as part of a class with Heather Best and I did a stash dive for the wool, alpaca, mohair, silk blend that resulted in the soft, squishy cable bordered shawl.
The pattern I volunteered to test is currently in the making by Jennifer Berg, Native Knitter. While her projects often incorporate geometric images in contrasting colors reminiscent of Acoma pottery or Navajo blankets, a first glimpse of her new design reflects the dramatic colors the raw southwestern landscape. Proceeds from the sale of this soon-to-be released pattern will benefit MMIW – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
3 thoughts on “Filling the time ‘till testing”
I love her patterns. What a gift to be test knitting for her. Enjoy
Best wishes on your test knit. What a wonderful cause. I did 2 test knits last year and they will be my last. I don’t enjoy the time pressure of getting a tee/baby sweater completed in one month.
Good luck with your test knit, a worthy cause indeed.