Thanks for all the nice comments about Klaralund! They inspired me! To do what? To complete Liam.
Being confined to the couch with my foot elevated, it seemed like a good time to knit the collar and do the finishing on Liam. And so I did. Here’s another view:
I’m quire pleased with the way he turned out. I need to finish writing up the pattern, then it will be available. Soon. Honest.
So. Liam’s done. What to start on next?
Because I’m a cheater, I decided to . . .
Start Lara Early!
Yes, I started Lara. I’m a low-down dirty cheater, what can I say? The knit-along does not start until the first of October, but I could resist the siren song of the Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk no longer. I bought the yarn at least two or three weeks ago (at Knit Happens, of course), and I am weak.
This design is knitted from side to side. Here’s the first sleeve, before I cast on the stitches on each side to start the body:
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk? Holy Guacamole, I am in love. This yarn is beyond yummy. A loosely twisted two-ply that knits up quickly and easily. Beautiful sheen and incredibly soft!
Lucy gives it Two Paws Up!
Did I mention that I bought more Alpaca Silk (at Knit Happens, of course) to make Freida (the cover sweater from the new Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk book)?
No, I didn’t think I had.
Speaking of Knit Happens . . .
I’m going to have to miss late night at the shop tonight. Sob! I’m going to work today because I’ve got a lot to do, so going out afterwards is just not in the cards. I’ll miss you guys . . . sniff . . .
(That should give you some idea of how bad my ankle hurts.)
Here’s the state of my ankle last night after anti-inflammatory meds and staying off it all day:
Dunno if you can see from the photo, but it still looks like I have a doughnut around the ankle. Part of the problem, see, is that I had that ankle crushed ten years ago in a pretty horrific accident (anyone remember when the escalator collapsed at Camden Yards in Baltimore?), and it’s been weak ever since. Every time I’ve twisted it since then, it’s ballooned up. This injury isn’t as bad as the ankle-crushing one, but it’s bad enough. I guess I need to take it seriously. Don’t wanna, though.
One result is that it’s gonna take me even longer to get the Critter Knitter prizes mailed out. I need to match up prizes with the list of winners, package them for mailing, and take them to the post office. All things I can’t do lying down with my foot elevated. But I’ll mail out a few every week — promise! And I’ll email people whose prizes I’ve mailed as I mail them so they’ll know when to expect them. So they’ll all get out eventually — promise.
Okay, enough with the whining!
Lucy’s just glad I’m going to work. She was exhausted after lying on me for an entire day yesterday.
Sometimes it’s a tough job being a kitty.