I'm still here in Arizona and I do believe the dryness has caused my kidneys to disintegrate into dust. Hope y'all have your organ donor cards all filled up.
I've been knitting and I would have pictures to show you but I can't get them to display on my mom's computer and I'm not inspired enough to really work at it. So put your imagination caps on and we should all be just fine.
Wendy gave me lovely merino/tencel blend o yarn that is in the most beautiful mauve-y pinks - the color of one of those Avon freebie lipsticks you used to play
streetwalker dress-up with. There's 172 yards, so I'll have to think of something extry, extry special to make with it. I think I want to do a lacy scarf, but I'll have to do some research first.
I finished the brown wool socks and after a million careful measurements to make 100% certain they wourld the same size and equally careful blocking (after reading Eunny's tutorial.) you'll be happy to know that one sock is exactly 1/4" shorter than the other. Add to that the unwise decision of using a handwash only yarn for man socks. Sigh.
Last night I made Calorimetry - it was easy and too short to be boring. I used the recommended yarn in purple with shots of blue and pink and some other color I've decided is rust. I followed Vera's suggestion and went a size down with the needles, but it's still too big for me. I'm thinking to frog it and make a new one on size 6s with fewer rows. We'll see.
Wendy also gave me some, uh...green yarn? I forgot if she spun it or dyed it or both. It's really cool yarn though and I was going to use it for Fetching. (Everyone's got Fetching Fever!)
Speaking of Wendy, I got to meet the infamous Pomona the other night. She's everything Wendy says she is, only sweeter. She's got the sweetest little face! And although the whippets were more than willing to be my friend for the price of a treat, Pomona was much more discerning.
I decided, in that fit of last minute holiday knitting, that I'm going to be more selfish about projects in the coming year. More for me, less for them. Ha! I was inpired to make the following button
For every one item I make for someone else, I have to make two for myself. Sound fair? Wanna hop on that bandwagon? Take the button and make the pledge:
Print the pledge and tape it to your front door. Recite it out loud every time you know you are going to the yarn store. I feel ever so much better now!