Laura has been saving and fund-raising for the past two years for the 8th-grade school trip to Washington DC, which is at last upon the horizon, at the end of this month. Washington DC in March! Brr! Luckily, there has been a lot of time to prepare. I knitted her a hat in her favorite color, and decided to make some Norwegian-style mitts to nearly-match -- because at fourteen, we are not about matchy-matchy -- with the same lovely Lorna's Laces "Blackberry".
I am not entirely happy with my design, having found it a little awkard to fit in the date and initials so that they stand out yet do not leave great stretches of background color where the contrast floats must be caught down. But the yarn is wonderfully soft, and I like the two colors together, and I think they'll be pleasantly warm and useful too.
Well, if only I had paid a little more attention --
I think I may have to go and console myself with a little something this morning -- not drink, I suppose, as my tendencies do not lie in that direction, but perhaps ...