I know I said I'd never do another test knit. yeah, never say never.
When Melanie Berg shared her latest design on Instagram last week, saying she'd be putting out a call "soon" for testers, I immediately started stalking her Ravelry group. My mom will tell you - I checked every couple of hours ... but no call. Until shortly before I got home Monday afternoon. It was perfect timing and I was the 10th one to reply.
When I got home last night*, I was surprised and completely delighted to see that I'd been selected!
Today I printed the pattern, wound the first two skeins of yarn
This test knit is going to be a lot different from the other testing I've done because we get (in fact, we're encouraged!) to share about the project on-line. The other testers include a few of my current Ravelry friends and I'm looking forward to adding some more.
You might still be wondering what made me change my tune about testing? A couple things. I love Melanie's designs and patterns. I think this piece will work great for Alaska. and I had the yarn - Shibui Pebble + Linen in the Ivory colorway (thanks to a very generous friend and former student who decided she didn't want it anymore). I'd been planning to use the yarn to knit a wrap for the trip so it was really perfect timing.
*I spent yesterday afternoon with my favorite toddler and then stayed for dinner. Lots of photo opportunities, but this one - hands down! - is my favorite!
I figured we all needed something fun today. Thank heavens for knitting and little boys!