Hot and humid, chance of thunderstorms.
But we are careening down the first sleeve towards the cuff. Sleeve the First will be completed this weekend, barring any atrocities. And Sleeve the Second ought to be well underway.
Because Tuesday is Independence Day, I had the foresight to take Monday off from work. Four-day weekend. Woot!
In the photo above, my sleeve is still on the 40cm needle, but it won’t be long before I will have to switch to the 30cm needle.
Jon asked in the comments the other day how I can stand knitting with the 30cm needle. I almost can’t stand it. But I find I do a better job with the 30cm circular needle than dpns for fair isle. And I usually can manage to knit the cuffs with the circular too. It’s just not very pleasant.
In the comments, Susanne asked:
I have been slightly “afraid” of the fairisles with the “stripes” going across my rather ample self. But there are minimal patterns that don’t have some sort of dominant stripe effect?
Hmmmm, most of the fair isles I’ve seen are pretty “stripey” — but some are more monochrome than others. I’ve also seen some lovely fair isles with a vertical rather than horizontal striping pattern — I know there’s at least a couple in Alice Starmore’s Tudor Roses — Henry VIII being one of those.
On another subject . . .
Well, gosh and golly, I do seem to have a lot of sock yarn, don’t I? Yesterday was the first time since I started acquiring the new sock yarn stash that I actually put it all together in one place. It was a bit . . . alarming. Maybe I should slow down a bit.
It just sort of happened, you know? I was on a quest to sample as many different sock yarns as possible. Represented in yesterday’s photo are Lorna’s Laces, Opal, Cherry Tree Hill, Fleece Artist, Lisa Souza, Claudia Handpainted, Socks That Rock, Interlacements Tiny Toes, Schaefer Anne, Sock Hop, Great Adirondacks, Woolarina Handpainted, Dave Daniel’s Cabin Cove . . .
And I’m sure I’m forgetting some.
Lucy is exhausted from striking seductive poses all week for the benefit of my blog. She would bid you a happy weekend — if she were awake.
I particularly like the paw over the nose.