Yes, I’m back to the blog. I had a great few days off, now I’m going back to work for a couple of days. Then the rest of the week on vacation again.
Thank you all for your good wishes for the holidays. We had a lovely time and a nice rest.
Izzy is still thinking about resting:
I did a lot of work on my design for Knitty, so I don’t have alot in knitting news to talk about. But I did also start an Opal sock. It’s from the Southwest Collection, color number 6.
So I’m back to my sock knitting.
But please do check out my buddy Geane’s big FO! The SL 2002 pullover, which she made as a Christmas gift for her father-in-law. Ain’t it gorgeous?
And hey, guess what? I got an Ott Light for Christmas. I’m looking forward to experimenting with indoor knitting photography using it.
I’ll be starting my next “big” project soon — the Virgin jacket from Norsk Strikkedesign. But I won’t be making a jacket — I’m converting it to a pullover.
An annoying thing about the Norsk Strikkedesign book: all the charts are in color. The Virgin jacket chart is in dark red and black. I always make a working copy of charts when I’m knitting a pattern that’s in a bound book. It’s hard to keep your book looking good if you knit directly from it.
No luck in photocopying that for a working copy. It was suggested to me that I ought to go to Kinkos and have a color copy made. It was also suggested to me that I probably know more about making color copies and scanning than a Kinkos clerk, which is undoubtedly true. So I experimented with scanning it, and finally succeeded in getting a working copy. I achieved this by lightening the scanned image quite a bit before printing on a color printer. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
Have a good Monday!