The Big Pow Wow at work was concluded yesterday, and successfully, according to all involved. Lucy was very happy to have Mommy home from work on time yesterday.
And I was very happy to get back to knitting.
Here’s the first PiS sleeve, in all it’s barely started glory.
In answer to a comments question the other day, I am doing floats rather than weaving, and it seems to work just fine.
And another thing . . .
What do you do with all the leftovers from your fair isle and dale sweaters?
And Geane responded:
I know what I do with my FI leftovers! Label them with the name of the sweater knit and put them away for when your friends need a ball or two!!
Geane’s absolutely correct! She’s sent me shetland wool from her leftovers stash. So has Veronique is Switzerland.
I do the same thing — hang onto extras for future reference. I sent my leftover Gedifra Wellness fro Smooch to Geane, who had bought the same color. And I always hang onto extra shetland and Dale of Norway — never know when I or one of my friends might need a bit.
Leftovers make great catnip mice, and leftover sock yarn makes baby or child socks.
I was pleased to find out that Araucania felts well — thanks, Jenanne!
I got a KnitPicks catalog yesterday and saw in it a bunch of pictures of felted stuff. “Cool,” thought I. On closer inspection I determined that the patterns for these were all in the Bev Galeskas’ book Felted Knits, which is already on my Amazon wishlist for Christmas.
Jen updated the mousemaps! Thanks Jen!