Nearly all of yesterday was knitting like a maniac. Today is requiring a fair bit of Ibuprofen to keep the arms mobile at all. Ouch! I’m trying to finish up Marci’s Nippers in the next couple of weeks although there is virtually no chance of finishing before she moves. That’s fine. I’m going to work a couple more pairs for her and one for her b/f. Perhaps semi-matching. Not quite sure on that one yet. I’m enjoying the pattern but don’t know that I’ll make another one using the same mods. Definitely won’t do another pair in Risotta, the yarn is good but not the best for lace work on longer stockings.
His Navy are progressing well. Shall I mention yet again that working with dark navy is a pain at night? hehe I think they’re working up pretty well though. I’ve all ready started planning his next pair. He needs more color in his sock wardrobe. He doesn’t HAVE to wear colorful socks but at least he’ll have a pair or three. Eventually.
Mom’s stole will – hopefully – be done by Mother’s Day. The new order with the another hank came a couple of days ago and should be joining later today or possibly tomorrow. The order also has two pair of circulars, I am GOING to start a pair using this method. The next pair, in fact.
A few days ago, I went through most of my stash and realized that I don’t need to order more yarn for a very long time. The problem is that KnitPicks has a slew of new Felici colorways in fingering and sport weight. Pretty, pretty colorways. Soft, soft, pretty, pretty. Uh oh.
The rationale here is that sport weight socks won’t take as long. Then again, I’ve been thinking about Picnic for a cardi.
And there are several other companies that I want to try. I love KP but they sure aren’t the only company out there. There are a few skeins of silk blend in sport weight and merino in lace weight purchased at Three Wishes (LYS). They have been in the stash for a while and are crying from neglect. Oh, and some Lion Brand Homespun that I bought a few years back. And, and and and and…. too much fun in store!
On the job front things are not going well. I even received a totally generic rejection email yesterday – the opening was ‘Dear :’ really? Rejects don’t even rate a name? It made me laugh. And I don’t really feel that rejected. I’m still getting everything ready for school and working on advancing some skills both personal and professional. Still, I was denied. And it’s okay.