Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Yarn Along--and other things
Sorry about the bloody awful photo, fuzzy as it is, but I realized that my batteries were near death and had to fire off a couple of rapid shots without taking time to get it all in focus!
I am joining Ginny again this week for her Wednesday Yarn Along. Let me just say that if you missed her post from yesterday--Silas with sweet potato all over his happy little face--you missed some great baby photos!
Above is Adrian's Henley sweater, which would likely be done by now if I wasn't working on other stuff for Christmas and for the Etsy shop. Eeek. I haven't even made a Christmas card list yet...
Although the sweater is nothing new, you will note that it is now being knit with my new Harmony interchangeable cable needles from Knit Picks. I am so happy! The only trouble is that the needle sizes aren't marked on the needles, so Bret is going to give me a diamond-point engraving tool so that I can put the sizes on the metal parts. That will prove helpful.
I am still reading this book a few pages per evening and it is making me itchy to try my hand at a little Kool Aid dying (I'm not set up with extra equipment to use exclusively for acid dyes). Luckily, Knit Picks is having a sale that ends today, and I hope to pick up a few skeins of bare merino to play with.
I am back to reading In Conversation with God--a good way to start Advent. The sweet couple people who loaned me the books let me keep them! Truly a gift that will be used for a lifetime. I am also reading from The Liturgical Year. My mother gave me this set years ago; she pre-ordered it from the publisher, and it is truly wonderful.
Okay, enough chatter...let's get back to our Christmas crafting and planning!