Monday, January 26, 2009
Well, my finger is doing a bit better--I started wearing my copper bracelet again and it has been helping. It has also helped to lay off (just a tad!) on the knitting. Although I oughta give myself a longer break but that is so not going to happen! My blackberry cowl is waiting to have buttons sewn on and then I can get a finished pic of it. Here's what my rivolo looks like so far: This is the "close-up" (I know, the pics are essentially the same!). I've surpassed the required 30 repeats. It isn't long enough for me so I'm going to try to get to 40 repeats though I'd like for it to be done already! I'm using some malabrigo sock yarn in rayon vert. I'm hoping to finish it at least by the end of the week so I can block it and show it off. :) One of my coworkers just had a birthday and I spent Friday night rummaging through both yarn and fingerless mitt patterns. Here's what I finally decided on:It's the chevron mitts pattern. I'm using shibui sock and I'm really liking how it's knitting up. No weird pooling at all. I hope she likes them! She's the first person I've knit for outside of my family (not including all the baby stuff I've knit up for others!). I set aside rivolo to get this far on the mitt and now I've set aside the mitt (and it's partner!) to finish up rivolo. She'll understand. She's not even expecting anything. :) I can finally show off pics of my first skein of wollmeise I scored! On the Loopy Groupies board, there is a topic entitled: Wollmeise Virgins and people post who've never tried wollmeise and there are some super nice other people willing to sell off some of their beloved wollmeise! CatReading so graciously offered up some skeins of her wollmeise to me and this is the one I selected, frosch. :) The second installment of the Perfect Day Yarn Sock Club has made its way so I give you, Wake. It also came with a pattern, some lip balm, a stitch marker, and some candy (of course!). And last but not least, some new sock yarn (sheepfeet)I saw up on One Planet Yarn and Fiber.