...everything you see on TV. Reality shows? Blech. Let's just say I know some things, and things have a way of getting misrepresented through creative editing. That's all I'm sayin'.
In other news, I heard from Eric, and he has told me to keep my eye out for big things in the future, and I'm looking forward to that. In his e-mail he said "I wanted to THANK YOU so much for your support...love the yarn thingy...!!! very cool...! " Yarn thingy. Silly muggle. I've asked for permission to post the e-mail sent to subscribers here on the blog -- it has great info about upcoming projects -- so I hope to share that with you all soon.
I also want to spread the love to some other friends in our lovely little knitting world. Ericka will be participating in the MS walk (read her great story here) and I'd love for you to head to her blog and give her a shout out and any help you can. She will be offering some prizes for donations, including a couple of skeins of Can Do!, so we are getting love all around there.
Also, Holly EQQ of the amazing Oceans of Fiber has been going through some nasty health issues (and getting a very frustrating medical run-around. Ich.) and could use a boost. Head on over, read her story, and if you are in the mood for some GORGEOUS fiber -- esp. her locks, yum! -- Pop on into her store or check out the Circle the Wagons sale that was set up to help defray her medical and travel costs for her upcoming surgeries.
OK, enough ads -- now, the knitting!
I introduce, the big red blob...
I do actually love it, even though I have named it so. As with all lacy-type projects scrunched up on a circular needle, it doesn't look like much now, but I know it will. This pattern has been SO EASY! I have even been able to take it as my travel and chat knitting. I think I am going to do a few more repeats of the leaf lace pattern before moving on to the next lace section (which looks even easier) because I want this to be BIG and I have 11oz. of yarn. My only complaint is that I left some small un-dyed spots in the yarn, knowing it wouldn't be for sale and thinking I would like the variation. In other colors I do -- like Lilacs in Bloom -- but I don't like it as much in the red. I may end up going back with a q-tip and touching up the spots once it is knit. Am I crazy? We'll see how it looks all finished first.
Hip In Hemp? Well, this is all we've got.
I just can't get into this. The thought of all those ends to weave in at the end (Ericka, I seriously don't know HOW you did it...) and I am disliking the awkward maneuvering of the M1L and M1R stitches. I will say the switching from regular Addis to Lace Addis (thank you, Donna!) has made a huge difference in the knitting and forming of these stitches as the sharp points really help, and the yarn previously kept sliding off the needles at inopportune times with the original Addis, but not with the slightly grabby lace finish on the newer version. I think my biggest obstacle right now is that the blob is just so much more fun. I'll have to finish it and then leave the skirt as my only, so I have nothing to fall back on. The girl really should get her skirt. I mean, goodness, I never even put thumbs on her mittens. BAD mommy.
And, as promised, I have sock pics for you! They have already been through the was, because, well, who can resist wearing newly knit socks IMMEDIATELY? I am powerless.
Can Do! in Classica Merino/Nylon cranked on Kelly's CSM on 60 stitches. LOVE them.
In truth, I have knit very little over the past few days, and dyed not a thing. You know I'm sick when I don't want to knit. After sending the kids to school yesterday morning, I went straight back to bed and stayed there until noon. The symptoms of the head cold really aren't all that bad, considering, and the cough only bugs me when I, well, cough, but I just feel generally depleted. I am hoping to be back to myself by tomorrow night so I can make knitting at Y&F with my peeps. I miss my peeps. :(