Two days in a row, this must be some kind of record. I worked away at my Interlocking Leaves socks while I watched Disc 2 of Doctor Who Season 4 last night. I’m through one and a half repeats so far for the instep and I don’t think I’m too far from turning the heel. I’m liking this pattern a lot. Easy to follow and I haven’t gotten bored yet. It feels like it’s going pretty quickly.
It’s snowing again here. Already there’s about four inches on the ground. My workplace was hit pretty badly by the ice storms of last week and some parts are still without power. Thankfully the worst at home was some downed trees on my street. Most of the ice and snow had all but melted away yesterday afternoon and there was a lot of grass showing just a few hours ago. It’s January so I can’t complain too much.
I’ve been knitting away. I’ve already got a lovely parade of FOs for 2009.
First off my current project – Interlocking Leaves from Knitty Fall 2008:
I’m using Seacoast Handpainted Panda in Sugar Plum. I have quite a few pairs of socks OTN right now but I wanted to grab something to start on during my trip to Delaware last week. I have a few more rows done now but not much.
Next up was a quick project but it was desperately needed with the bad weather coming about three weeks ago. It’s done in Noro and the project is called the Noro Spiral Hat which can be found on my Ravelry project page. It’s warm and I’ve worn it pretty much non stop since I cast off. I was in Delaware over the weekend for my Dad’s Birthday and while we were in Wal-mart I got hot and slipped it into my pocket. As we were loading the car I noticed my hat was missing. We trekked back into the store and asked Customer Service if anyone had turned it in, no go. We started to retrace our steps and in the home improvement section I asked the man behind the counter making keys if anyone had turned it in there. He pulled it out from under the counter and told me someone had thrown it in the recycling bin!! I couldn’t believe an employee of all people wouldn’t give it to customer service. There was a little bit of glue on it but it needs to be blocked anyway so I’m not complaining. I’m happy to have it back.
This was my first FO of the new year, made as a Christmas gift for my old roommate and best friend Kelli. It’s Toasty and made with some Malabrigo worsted I picked up in Mendocino (actually Fort Bragg) over Christmas. My mom and I started a pair at the same time and I finished just before she did. Both were destined to be gifts to women named Kelli (or Kelly). Hers were out of Rowan Felted Tweed and they turned out gorgeous.
I’ll write a Mendocino post up next along with some more from Delaware.