Cupid came early this year to Cuz! Congrats on her engagement! My girl was packing for a weekend trip down to Jamaica when she stumbled upon a box in with her jewelry. So in the space of 2 sleeps she gets the ring, hops on a plane, soaks up some rays & family loving, and is back by her fiancé’s side… sweet!
Lately my knitting feels like it’s headed for a bunch of UFOs. The new baby gift has jumped the line & is giving trouble. I’m getting a little posh with the design & the shower is in 3 weeks…. Please send me your good vibez! I wanted a change from baby clothes, so am going with a classic blankie. It’s white with green accents in superwash wool. I will admit to buying some hand-wash at first but realized the error of my ways v. quickly. White + baby!
Since cables & twisted stitches are involved, I have a worry about blocking. Which is to say that my conscience is vocal. I should stop knitting & swatch this yarn. Since I’m almost through the first ball, now would be the time!
Did I mention that the shower is in 3 weeks? It’s not the worst deadline ever but blankets are not small things. Plus DK-weight blankets with cables just gobble-up those stitches.
While I sweat the small stuff, 2 projects are on hold (not UFOs yet!). First there’s the teal sweater. The one I was rather hopefully referring to as the January Lady Sweater. Yeah – that needs a name change. It’s almost done… just ignore my heavy sighs, okay?
Second is DH’s merino Baktus-style scarf. I never did match my (woefully short) stash yarn. What I did find was this solid red sister up at Main Street Yarns. I know the line’s been discontinued, so I went for it. You should have seen Carolyn & me tearing through her bin hunting down those reds! Carolyn is the v. friendly LYSO of Main Street Yarns fame.
As you can see, it wasn’t cheap but double the yardage = double the fun. Re-imagined it’s a 9″ wide scarf with 2 row carries. The first push after frogging:
A full week later it’s really not much longer. Mind you, DH has another hand-knit scarf that works just fine. The difference here shows how much I did at Pub Night with a Corona last week:
So, no extra knitting but I am still spinning. The merino finger roving is all done! The last bit was almost intact & yielded enough for another 3-ply skein. Here it is sitting on the Tsunami:
I’m also back to the Romney & the BFL commercial-prep combed top. It’s a nice way to break up the careful knitting.
It may be in the air but I bet’cha Adam Giambrone isn’t feeling the love this Valentines Day…