The Sunny Sidekick is out of production! In the re-do, I livened up the handle. The instructions are to knit plain with increases & decreases in the number of stitches. I just changed it to good old moss stitch, and love the effect. The closure is also in moss. Here she is au natural:
Just to brag on this a little – do you see how the colourway worked perfectly on the handle?! The button is vintage from Hubby’s Grandmother’s sewing table.
I then went on to play with my new felting needle. It’s actually more like a long pin that has notches on the shaft and a very sharp tip. Being without roving, I just poked odd ends of wool to death. Apart from the damage to my fingers by errant stabs, I had fun doing this. First fruits are:
Seriously. What could be easier than jabbing a pin? The idea was to embelish the Sidekick a bit but I’m quitting while I’m ahead.
I’m undecided about what knitting to carry on our trip. With a friend’s baby due this week, I really should pull that cardi out of hibernation. Or start another thing already. I’ve had a great run of selfish knitting, so that may be what’s next. Except. A Ravelry thread on socks has me itching to make a pair with some pizzaz. Socks are best for airplane knitting but the baby’s a coming. Decisions, decisions.
Today is sunny, and then rain is forecast for the rest of the week. I’ll make hay, and run errands – shoe shopping is an errand, right?