She said with relief. Twas a long week, made longer by the knowledge that next week I will not be going to work. I’m taking the whole glorious week off. Nothing to do but knit.
That’s not exactly true. I’ve got lots to do. I need to do some fairly intensive spring cleaning because stuff is threatening to take over my condo. Not just knitting stuff.
May will mark the tenth anniversary of my buying my condo. Ten years seems like a long time to live in one place, and I have acquired way too much stuff for comfort. I forsee trips to the Salvation Army next week. I’ve got a lot of mucking out to do, but I will make time for some quality knitting.
And of course, I’ll be cutting a steek at Knit Happens on Wednesday.
Speaking of Knitting . . .
I cast on for my first summer bucket hat yesterday, using the 1824 Cotton. The yarn is slightly heavier than called for in the pattern so I went down two needle sizes to get the gauge. Yes, I swatched. The Queen of No Swatching swatched. Wanna make something of it?
I used a heavier yarn because I want my completed hat to be nice and stiff. We’ll see how good my idea was.
And yesterday Liz asked a question about the Mission Falls cotton:
I just bought some myself but am not having fun with it anymore. It’s getting “pilly” as I work and is detracting from the look of the project (well, at least for me). Has this happened to you before?
I’ve not used this yarn before, so I have no pilling experience. Anyone have any info on this? I’m thinking (hoping) pilling won’t be a problem on the hat because it’s being knit very tightly, and it’s not going to get the kind of wear a sweater would.
However, I’ve knitted three rounds on the hat, and in three rounds came across three knots in the yarn. I think this is inexcusable.
My lovely Colinette poncho is coming along. I finished half of it but neglected to take a photo last night. Forgetfulness brought on by exhaustion.
And then there’s Flora.
I did manage to take a photo of her. And I took a photo of my sweet little Lucy, as she slept blissfully in my lap.
You have until 4:00pm EST today to email me to enter the drawing for the Dale 126 book. Scroll down to Monday’s entry to find the link to email me.
Winner will be announced on Monday. Stay tuned . . .
Believe it or not, there are more prizes posted on the prize page!