Yesterday Linda asked the following about Frida:
It also looks like it might be a good project for a first Dale, would you recommend it as such? Also, are you using the little 12 inch Addi for the sleeves? Do you have two?
Hmmmm, I’m thinking no, not a good first Dale project. You’d be better off with something that has a smaller design repeat. And I think fewer colors. The Sirdal pullover knitted in Heilo or the equivalent is an excellent choice for a first Dale.
Another good choice is, I think, the Fana cardigan. The now out-of-print book 109 has a Daletta version of it, and the new book 126 (which I got in the mail on Monday — thanks Bea, for the once again great service) has a Heilo/Falk version.
Why did I buy Book 126? For this!
Be still, my heart.
Oh . . . back to the question.
I started my sleeves on 12 inch Addi turbos, yes I did. I only have one in each size, but in the sleeves photo I posted the other day, one is on a size 1 and one is on a size 2. I started the first sleeve on the size 1, then switched to the size 2 for the yellow/red section as directed by the pattern. Then I started the second sleeve on the now freed-up size 1.
I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, you know.
Be all that as it may, I did not knit a stitch on Frida last night. Why, you ask? (You did ask, right?)
Because of this young lady:
This is my brand new, loaded with everything, Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop. Her name is Daisy. Isn’t she beautiful?
The display is awesome (dude). 15.4′ WUXGA display with a resolution of 1900 x 1200, thank you very much. The photos in no way do justice, but here’s a non-flash pic of her display.
I’m thinking about setting her up on a network with my desktop computer. She has a wireless card built-in. Or I may just sell my desktop computer and use Daisy exclusively. That would make more sense.
It warms my little geek heart.
I did do some knitting last night.
I started a sock for the “Wendy & L-B Sock-along.” We’re both knitting socks from the beautiful “Apple Butter” yarn from Apple Laine. This sock yarn is 60% wool, 25% mohair, and 15% nylon.
Here’s the start of my sock, in color “army surplus.” My yarn was a gift from L-B.
Lucy seems impressed doesn’t she?
A note to Rachael:
If you are here, reading my blog, stop it right now, missy! You are supposed to be packing, not surfing blogs. Move along now, nothing to see here . . .