Okay, so the good news is things have picked up at work and I have lots to do and I like that. The bad news is that it’s pulled energy away from my knitting and blog, but hey, today I have some FOs to share!
The socks have been a WIP since mid-November, so I’m thrilled to finally get them off the needles. The pink is Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering and I really like it. It feels nice and crisp, which I like in a sock yarn. The turquoise is Knit Picks Stroll, I believe, in Razzleberry. It’s a softer yarn so it might not hold up as well, especially on the toes and heels, but it sure is cute. The other FO is my crazy Oats cowl in Manos Alegria Grande Locura Fluo. It’s badly in need of blocking but I couldn’t wait to share because I love it so much. It was a treat to knit and a treat to wear.
I finally made it to the yarn store today and got the pompom I needed. I really wasn’t going to buy yarn but she was having a singles sale, with 40% off single skeins of yarn, and what knitter can resist that? Not this one. I think I did really well though, and restrained myself to only three skeins.
Old Rusted Chair is a new dyer to me and I’ll be casting on the pink and black tomorrow. I got lucky with the purple: there were actually two skeins left, so it might become a big shawl. I’ll ponder that. So yes, I broke my yarn fast, but I’m still ahead for the year: I’ve used up 13 skeins from stash so far and have purchased five. (The other two are the Bonny Lass yarn that called my name the other day. Literally called my name.) Not too bad, right? But here’s the problem: I’m leaving tomorrow to visit the girl in Colorado and I know I’ll be going to a yarn store while I’m there. That’s just a foregone conclusion. So I better restrain myself while I’m there or I’ll wreck my good progress! Of course if I’d just finish my darn Boxy, that would be five skeins from stash gone. Maybe that will be my priority when I get back.
Duncan is now seven weeks post surgery and doing really well. He wouldn’t stop licking his leg so I ordered some PJs online and discovered that dogs in PJs are the cutest thing ever. I might have to order more. Maybe three matching sets for all three dogs? He’ll go for his x-rays in about a week and with any luck get a green light for more activity. We’re all ready for that!
Happy weekend, friends! Hope you’re getting some of the same blue sky that I am!
Love your socks and cowl! They are so bright and cheerful, and look wonderful! I think you were very restrained at 40% off. Those are great colors!
Duncan in pajamas is adorable. I love your cowl. I might copy you, because I think I would wear a bright cowl often. I can’t believe you only bought three skeins. At 40% off I wouldn’t be able to restrain myself.
It was only because I knew I’d be yarn shopping in Colorado!
Duncan looks fantastic in pajamas:) You should order matching ones!
The socks and cowl are great!
Love your socks 😊
Everything looks great. I am glad Duncan is on the mend. The outfit is so sweet.
Love the FOs! And the new yarn – though that’s singles? It looks really tightly spun for singles. I’ll be curious to see how it knits up.
Um I don’t really know what “singles” are lol! It’s 2-ply, it says??
Oh! I think I read what you wrote wrong. You wrote single skeins and I thought you meant skeins of singles — which are a single-ply (aka singles) yarn and are usually spun much looser as a result.
Very restrained – that’s almost half price!!
THE DOGGY PAJAMAS, I CANNOT. This is too cute!
Really digging the yarn and FO too!