Went frogging this week. The Aquarium Rocks just really wasn’t speaking to me, so it jumped in the pond and the yarn went back to stash. I’ll probably use it eventually for a simple top down raglan cardigan.
I did start (SURPRISE!!!) something else.
Speaking of starting, Tour de Sock starts up again June 1. I’ve got five sponsor yarns ready to go.
Plus if a rumor is true, I’ve also got most of this to choose from.
That’s the Socks That Rock. A few of those are medium weight, so not all of it would be eligible. There’s also one pattern that suggests either self striping or a long color repeat. I’ve got several of those in the stash, but none of them are from the sponsor. I figure that will be OK.
So what did I start? The Meridien, just like I threatened to. It’s a bit of an alternate construction, with the base piece a nice swoopy skirt.
I absolutely LOVE the color and how it’s knitting up. The picture above is truest to ow it looks IRL. This is a closer look at the various stitch patterns.
And my pictures of the tattoo were really crappy last week. Jim took one for me today that’s much better.
The shiny spots are places it hasn’t finished peeling yet. The itchies are almost gone (yay!!) and I’m not so worried about disturbing it now.
Knit In at Gourmet Yarn was great last night. Yesterday was pretty busy (work, hair cut, and Knit In) so I didn’t take any food this time. But we had a great time and I’m looking forward to next month. Hopefully the electrical work on the Center will be done in time for me to go. They’re saying it’s going to be a “longer” outage, but haven’t clarified what that means yet.