Sometimes it seems as if the simplest of projects are the ones that give us the most grief. I had a gift certificate that my sis gave me from one of our LYS’s. I didn’t really know what to do with it so I bought some needles and one skein of Cascade Nikki with the intention of using it to make this. I loved the variations of the colors and the softness of the yarn. However, it is a thick and thin yarn and unbeknown to me it does like to curl…curl like crazy!
So I searched my stash for a suitable replacement. I decided to use some of the lovely yarn that I purchased at the Sheep and Wool Festival this year from Pond View Farm. It’s a blend of BFL and Llama. They even put pics of the “source” animals on the label. This seems to be working up a lot more in line with the pattern. It’s worsted weight so I am double stranding it to get a proper size.
I also started a pair of baby socks for a co-worker who is due to deliver soon. Wouldn’t you know that I got to the toe of the second sock, did my usual 3 needle bind off only to turn it inside out and find a funky yarn mess. That drove me to get the scissors out and lop off the toe! Again, something simple that I have made many many times….
The knitting fairies have not been kind lately. Maybe it’s a combination of the sickness that is sweeping our household right now (upper respiritory mayhem) and the monthly hormone hurricane that decided to coincide with my sniffles and coughing. At this stage in my life that business needs to come to a stop, it serves NO purpose other than to cause me irritation and inconvenience. Yes, it’s a crabby middle aged Monday!! Thought I’d share.
Everyone have a great week!