I spent the entire day sitting at home, waiting for the phone guy to show up. Anyone wanna guess what time he got here? Just before 5pm. And the problem was outside, as I suspected, so there was no need for me to take a day off and sit home all day. Oh well.
This is what Lucy does all day:
Me? I cleaned up, did laundry, did some work, and did some knitting. Here’s the tennis sweater as of mid-afternoon:
And I took photos of what I bought at Knit Happens yesterday:
This is Kaalund Nimbus, in the “Moss” colorway. It’s a mohair boucle, and I got two skeins (132 meters each). I plan to use it for a shawl, along with some heathered green alpaca.
This is Debbie Bliss Cathay — her new cotton/viscose/silk blend. I bought enough for a lacy summer cardi, the design for which is brewing in my head.
By the way, Kristine has some wonderful yarns for the online store. Boxes and boxes and boxes of it. I can’t wait!
From the comments, a question about what cast-on I use. Usually a long-tail cast-on, unless there’s some particular reason to use something else.
Another question about whether I’m spinning anything right now. I’m not — I’ve got too much back pain at the present to be able to sit comfortably at the wheel and spin. (Note that this is not pain caused by spinning, it’s pain that’s preventing spinning.) Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to it soon.
The 80s Contest
I’ve really enjoyed all the entries in the contest! It’s going to be hard to pick a winner, but I will do just that, at 5pm EST tomorrow (Friday). Winner announced Sunday!
There’ll be another contest next week — stay tuned!