Hello Everyone! Well, I am knitting and knitting and knitting – and there is a bit of spinning thrown in for balance.
I wanted to show you my Totally Tubular Edge – it is just so cool, dudes! Thank you Ysolda!
As you can see I am working away on Gretel. I am almost done with chart #1 and skein #1. This is a fun knit and great practice for cabling sans cable needle! I am loving this technique! It makes cable knitting so much faster – and there is much less stretching out of the stitches with them hanging on a cable needle. I hope to have this hat finished this week!
Next there is a May Day Sock Sway update. Last time I had told you I had picked the pattern and the yarn. Well, the yarn arrived – STR Mediumweight in Tanzanite. This picture does not do the fiber justice at all – it is a deep, vibrant purple. The pattern I selected is so appropropriate for me to send – after all I live in Holland – Chrissy Gardiner’s Twisted Tulip Socks from the latest IK issue is perfect.
As you can see I have cast on and have about an inch of the cuff done. The pattern is flowing right along. I love how the twisted knit stitches stand out. Those of you who are Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR fans will know that the yarn is perfect – soft and squishy. Perfect for socks for my pal. The chart would be a nightmare to read, but I recently got some highlighter tape – wow, that stuff rocks, gentle reader. Totally rocks!
What else is on my schedule for the day? Well, I have my state test tomorrow for my CNA certification – so I am doing a bit of review today! I also have an orchestra concert to attend tonight – Heidi will be playing. There is spinning tonight as well – let’s all hear it for how to juggle a hectic schedule. I will go to the concert to listen to Heidi play her 3 songs – then head off with Alice in tow to spinning!
Stay tuned tomorrow for an update on how I did. I will also have a big announcement coming soon – a long awaited big announcement.
Have a great Tuesday all.