Still no progress on the blue sweater. I ordered the circular needle I need from The Knitter, they were out, but I just received an email saying it is on its way. Hopefully I can finish it up over the weekend. In the mean time…
Our sponsor child needs a new sweater, so I started this for her:
The pattern is here. I thought it would make good car knitting for another doctor trip last Friday, but once I got started I decided stripes are booor-iiiing. This has been good Fair Isle practice. I’m not entirely happy with the consistency of my stitches, but I’m getting better. It does make a nice heavy fabric- good for frigid South Dakota winters.
And speaking of going to the doctor, I had so much fun. Except for the doctor part. The drive to Asheville is always beautiful, and it was much cooler. Lunch in Black Mountain, then Wilde & Wooly for knitting needles. Noro yarns were 35% off. I can’t believe I restrained myself. Now I’m thinking, geesh, couldn’t you have just bought one skein? Stupie, stupie. A little shop up the street had some old wool for 75 cents a skein. I did indulge in a little of that. Who wouldn’t? The Folk Art Center was just down the road. Amazing. There were several crafters to watch and too much to take in- inlaid wood pieces, hand crafted instruments, jewelry, weavings, quilts, pottery, baskets. On to dinner, then knitting until I fell asleep. Lovely day. The best part, Saturday morning, we picked up DD#2 at The Cove to bring her home. I've missed my baby.
I also started a baby sweater for a soon to be born baby. Don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, so I’ll finish this set and knit a girly one, too.
My anti-procrastination project is a Rambling Rows Afghan, lap sized, that I started last fall. This is for Hospice. No picture- it’s upstairs and I’m not. Major case of the lazies today that I need to get over pronto. DD#1 and I are wallpapering the bathroom. Woo hoo! I’ve put up boarders successfully, but I’ve never papered a room. Wish us luck!