Because it's been raining so much here these days, I've been wearing my mitts everywhere. The good thing is that my hands have stayed warm; the bad thing is that many folks have noticed the mitts and asked that I make a pair for them. The good thing is that the mitts are a super simple project to whip out; the bad thing is that I have been putting aside the tam I've been designing to work on the mitts.
Yeah, that's right, I've been working on a lacy tam. I've decided that it's too soon to submit any of my designs to Knitty or Knotions (my favorite and the least intimidating of the web mags). Both of them have deadlines at the beginning of March, and I'm just barely working on my second draft of this tam. Instead, I've decided aim to either self publish or submit this one at a later date.
I am, however, looking for testers for this pattern. If you're interested in working on a lacy tam that uses fingering weight yarn then let me know. I'm aiming to have the kinks worked out and the pattern ready by the end of this month and testing finished by the end of April. If you're interested, shoot me a message either here or on Ravelry (My username is Shanny) and I'll send you the pattern. The only stipulation is that I ask that you DO NOT post any pictures or portions of the patterns online until I give the go ahead - in case I do decided to submit it for publishing in an online knit mag.