Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Eh, oops.

Don't know where Monday went; Tuesday was a marathon, and now it's Wednesday.   Better only two days late than more.

In the last week, I finished the CoBaSi socks --

I used a standard heel flap and then finished them off in my usual length.  In the wearing, they have stretched a bit, as most socks do.  The next step is to toss them in the washer with the rest of the socks and see how they come out.  I'm hopeful, but not overly so.

Having finished up one pair of socks, it was time to refill that little project bag.  
A pair of non-descript socks destined for the gift corner.  I am using Regia Hand-Dye Effect, colour no. 6560.   I have knit previously with this wool, and it seems to hold up well. 

What else do I have in the bag?   

This is the class project for the store -- Spiced Nutmeg from Love of Knitting, winter 2013.   One mitt, sans thumb, is done and the second started.  I would generally have finished up the thumb before starting the second mitt, but I wanted to show my students the value of using string for a stitch holder. Am I the only person who doesn't like to use a standard stitch holder to hold thumb stitches?

Speaking of classes,  I taught session one of the Build a Block Afghan, designed by Michelle Hunter.  The first block seemed like it wasn't going to give my students grief.  Hurray!    And since I am supposed to stay ahead of my students, I took the second square to the 90% stage.  

So far, so good.  I think everyone is enjoying the class, but it is still early days.  There are 13 more sessions, so we'll see how it all goes. 

Finally, there is something in my bag just for me!  This is Ylva, from Elsebeth Lavold.   I adore the simple elegance of this design, plus that little cable design at the centre back. 
The cables really show well in this light.   I'm using Elsebeth's Silky Wool, colour no. 21.    I'm past the armhole shaping (denoted by the orange stitch marker), and have just started my second ball of wool.   This will be a four-skein project -- easy on the budget!  

Can you see those little stitch markers on the needle?   

These were gifted to me by my friend Cnristi, as a "stay well" gift after my surgeries a while back.  They are working well as all my recheck visits with the endocrinologist, surgeon and doctor have been great.  Thanks, Christi!

1 comment:

Christy J said...

You're welcome for the stitch markers. I still enjoy your blog and our visits at the shop when I'm down south. Glad all your checkups show good results.

I have specific good intentions to knit up some of the yarn from the stash that originated from your store and from my other blog friend Fresh Isle Fibers. Hope I can return the spotlight soon.