Well, the test knitting is done. I finished the mittens on Saturday. In a way, I kind of worked them two-at-a-time since I knitted to the thumb on both, put stitches on scrap yarn for both thumbs, knitted the hand for both, then did both thumbs. Here are some pictures from Friday, before the thumbs:
There are lots of reasons I enjoy test knitting, but mostly it’s being forced to try new things. For this job, I made my first mitten, my first tassel, and tried a new yarn (which I highly recommend, it was great to work with).