Before we get to the socks, Colleen brought up a good point about my Sheep 2 Shoe kit. I didn’t say where it came from. Blue Moon Fiber Arts is the answer. Pretty much any color they offer can be bought as the kit, which is 8 ounces of fiber and instructions to spin it up in to lovely bouncy sock yarn.
Finished my scarf from the Tempted Sly Grrl. It’s really soft, and surprisingly long. Like six and a half feet long. One thing I didn’t like was all the bleeding the yarn did. I was on the 5th or so rinse and still getting lots of red out of it when I finally dumped a couple of slugs of vinegar (yes, slug is as close as I can get to quantity) in the water and that seemed to stop it.
Spent yesterday at GYC taking a class from Laura Nelkin and then having dinner and knitting time. It was great fun. Laura was really nice, had great company, and it was all around enjoyable. Except for the normal upset tummy. I’m thinking the allergy shots are not being much of a success. No, they’re not for food allergies, but overall allergic reaction can cause tummy trouble. Trust me – it can. You don’t want to know any more.
I haven’t taken a picture of my project because I’m lazy and it’s in my bag. Besides, I only did one pattern repeat so you can’t see much anyway. I’m going to switch to pointier needles, which will make it easier. Right now it’s on my Hiya Hiya interchangeables. They’re great needles, but too dull for this application.
I got some new stitch markers. They’re from BeaGin designs on Etsy. Really cute, won’t snag on anything.
This morning I’m moving right along on my first stage of Tour de Sock. They’re a Christmas gift for… someone. Of course you can’t do morning knitting without coffee. Today’s cup is one that makes me smile.
The pattern is much easier to knit than it looks, but is still pretty involved.
All the cabling doesn’t show up really well in the dark yarn, but the color was requested by the recipient. Now the question is – will she act surprised when she gets them? I doubt it.