There is a downside to taking the train to work…yesterday, the train engine died about 10 minutes from my destination on the way to work. We sat there for almost 2 hours. Sigh….meanwhile, on the train it seemed that every single person was sick – so there was constant sneezing, coughing…..this morning I woke up with a sore throat. Arrrgh! I have somewhere to be this weekend (Stitches!) – I can’t afford to get sick. I’m feeling fine now, but have my fingers crossed that I won’t get a cold.
I really enjoyed the fair isle part. I knit fair isle holding the yarn in my right hand – I don’t know how to knit continental, and when I’ve tried it just feels unnatural. So I drop one yarn and pick up the next. I’m sure its not the fastest way but it works for me. I remember when I first started knitting that I thought I couldn’t knit fair isle because I couldn’t knit continental….but someone reminded me that in knitting you do what you do and as long as it turns out its ok. And when it doesn’t – frog it! Luckily, I didn’t have to frog this.
The sock seems big, but when I’ve tried it on it fits – its just not very tight. But I like it – as you can see since I haven’t touched anything else since I started it.
Amazing yarn – I don’t ever think I’ve seen something like this. Its from Perchance to Knit and I have to say that its the fastest shipping I’ve ever seen. I ordered it Saturday, and it was here on Monday. In fact, it was so fast I thought it was from a swap that I forgot about! Its really beautiful in person….Larry and I are currently fighting over it (I think he’s getting a bit spoiled, don’t you?). I know – just went to Rhinebeck and going to Stitches – but I just couldn’t pass it up.
Well, I’m going to go watch House and spend time with my