This week is totally walloping by. I’ve written what feels like half a dozen blog posts in my head, but have lacked both the time and the energy to actually type them out by the time I sit down in the evening. For instance, yesterday I didn’t get to eat dinner until 9:30 p.m. NOT HEALTHY. My wrist, however, has thankfully recovered. I didn’t knit a single stitch for 3 entire days to give it time to heal (though I caved and spun a bit on the second day – I’m not superhuman). It’s still a little twinge-y from time to time, I had really done a number on it, but I’m back to normal amounts of knitting now. To the WIPs!
Stitch Block Blues:
I decided to add a bead row to jazz up this basic scarf and I’m really loving it so far. I worked a k1, *(YO, k2tog)*, k1 row and then on the next row used a crochet hook to thread beads onto the k2tog stitches. I love the sparkly effect. I plan to add two more evenly-spaced rows. Hopefully counting rows and weighing the remaining yarn will help me space them out properly, otherwise my OCD side will get twitchy.
Fiasco – Deconstructed:
These were regular Fiasco socks:
But the square, metal Kollage needles were really hurting my hands for some reason and I realized what I actually needed was a simpler pair of socks. I frogged and restarted a couple of times before I finally accepted that a plain stockinette sock was all I wanted.
I’m keeping the garter stitch cuff, heel, and toe of the original pattern and just doing stockinette for the leg and foot. I really like the multidirectional striping effect I’m getting with the highly-variegated yarn. I also quit the Kollage needles and am using size 0 Carbonz needles instead and I love them. They might be my new favorite needles, ever.
CTA SAL Pigeonroof BFL:
When I saw the gorgeous colorways being dyed by Pigeonroof Fibers for this quarter’s Completely Twisted and Arbitrary spin-a-long, I couldn’t resist the blues and purples in Filigree. I have a perfectly coordinating braid of sparkly blue BFL that I plan to ply with this single. I’m nearly finished spinning this first single but it will still be quite a rush to finish by the end of the month. (I’m sure you are all on the edges of your seats, aren’t you?)
I have more spinning-related things to blab about but they’ll have to wait until another day — I’m beat! Hope you all are having less hectic weeks. Check out more WIPs at Tamis Amis.