I drink green tea almost every day…but today, I had a different type
I really enjoyed making this pair of socks – it took so long because I put them aside for Christmas knitting – I think I would have had these done a long time ago without that. The pattern was very easy to follow and memorize – I think this is the first pair I’ve made from this book but I marked a few of the patterns, and look forward to making them. The yarn – just so gorgeous in person. Jayne is on vacation right now, but once she comes back, I highly recommend stalking her Etsy site (like I do!). Gorgeous color in this yarn – I don’t have a pair of socks like this and I’m so glad I stepped out of my normal colors to buy it.
My party went well – the kids and Larry helped to get ready and we all had a good time. Lots of good food (and wine!). But today I woke up feeling that the cold which had been creeping up on me for the last few days really was here. Sigh….so I spent the day drinking tea and taking Zicam. We were supposed to go to the opera tonight, but I just didn’t feel up to it – I’m at the tired and achy phase. So I did this….
I started the Swallowtail shawl this morning and got through the first pattern – and the needle slipped out of the whole thing. Grr. I was using KnitPick’s Options needles, but I think I’m going to order some Harmony needles – they won’t be so slippery.
This is Dream in Color Smooshy – and I love the yarn. I’m sort of sorry I let Larry pick it out for him – maybe I should have hid it better in the stash. The pattern is Garter Stich rib (Ravelry link) and the needles? KnitPicks Harmony DPN’s – I got them from Christmas from Larry (maybe so I would make him a pair of socks?). They are amazing – wow. I really can’t believe the difference between the Harmony needles and typical bamboo or wooden DPN’s. I won’t be using anything but these – they are really smooth yet firm – no bending.
Well, back to knitting – enjoy your weekend!