Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
That’s right – started them yesterday while I was out with Chris, and finished this morning – before breakfast. I really like the pattern – I think the cables look great, and it makes a nice alternative to Fetching. I did modify the pattern a little – I guess this yarn isn’t the same row gauge as the yarn the pattern called for (and you know I didn’t do a gauge swatch!), so I didn’t do as many rows as the pattern called for – if I did, these would have been mittens. I can’t say anything more about the yarn that I haven’t already said – other than – you have to go get some. It is that good. I love it.
Larry is happy with them, and today is a great day for him to have them since its rainy and cold – and in fact, when I got up it was snowing a little. I got up at 6:00 because I was so excited to finish these.
I also finished something for him a couple of days ago – but he hasn’t been allowed to wear them since I didn’t blog them (that’s the rule!).
Yarn: Scheepjes Neveda
Pattern: Basic Ribbed sock
Needle: US 3
This is great yarn – very squishy and soft. I bought it on vacation – and as I said – I don’t know if its really machine washable, so I’ll have to be careful. These are really thick – so perfect for the cold days that are coming. And do you see my toes peeping in from the left? I’m wearing my Monkey socks I made from Lisa Souza yarn – I just love them – so comfy. It is really great yarn if you are looking.
So I think Larry is good for a while – and I think I’m done with my Fetching/Dashing obsession for right now – but I can definitely see making more of each in the future – it is just so great to finish a project that fast!
Yesterday, Chris and I went to B&N for book browsing, coffee drinking and knitting. It is really nice to be able to spend time with a friend that you can just be comfortable with. We spent a while discussing the yarn shop we’d like to open someday. Wouldn’t that be great? We went out to lunch, and then back to her house for more knitting. I have to admit that I was rude and prowled through her yarn – it was like being in a yarn shop. I wanted to “borrow” some, but didn’t have a big enough purse with me! Isn’t it fun to see other people’s stash?
Our home computer died yesterday – I have my own laptop but the other computer is where we keep our banking and finances stuff – so ouch! Luckily Larry was able to pull everything off it, and now he’s headed out to see what he can do to replace it. And I have knitting group and then Larry and I are going to the movies. It is another kid-less night, so we are making the most of it (sure, the movie is a kid’s movie, but Cieara wouldn’t be caught at a movie like that with her parents – as if!).
I’m trying to figure out what to make next….I have Clapotis, the fair isle mittens. I’ve decided to frog Sharfik – just don’t like the combo of the yarn and the pattern. I really like this, but want to finish Clapotis before I start something big (and of course I really should re-start Cobblestone for Larry). So I need a small project. Socks maybe? Another Chevron Scarf? I’m heading upstairs now to prowl through my patterns, books and stash….hopefully something will call to me!
Have a great Saturday!