To me! Okay, so my first blog post is the 18th, but last year's knit/blog-versary post was on the 16th. So...split the difference? Either way. I made brownies for myself to celebrate (two years!), and I'm enjoying one now. They're just out of the box, Pillsbury brownies, nothing too special. Still taste good though. I also made a trip to the LYS, of course. Didn't walk away with too much, actually, I think I should have bought more. Maybe should have gone with something in mind. The only things I could think of that I wanted were a new sock yarn and something to make a Buggerloo for Brandy. That's J.L. Yarns Salvia, isn't it amazing?! I promise there were more subdued colors, but I've been trying to buy things to expand my color palate. Here, check out the Mama Blue Sea Merino I bought in Boudoir. This one is really not something I'd normally buy. With the soft pastels, shades of peach and pink. It's really a bit girly for my taste. Hey, it was called Boudoir and it's so soft that I could care less WHAT color it is. Just squeeze it! Really, I recommend it.
Also, I have a FO to show off...too bad it's not Somewhat Cowl, that would actually make sense wouldn't it? No, I abandoned it for about four days to make Mosey
. Which was really the only pattern I was interested in when the latest Knitty came out. I queued a few other patterns, but probably won't actually make them. When I saw Mosey though, I knew I had
to have them! So much so, that I ran out to Michael's the very next morning and bought the yarn. Most people seem to be making them in the same color as the originals, but I chose a "dark grey mix". It looks more brown than grey most times though. They went pretty quickly, the worst of it was that nine inches of 2x2 ribbing on each legwarmer. I also still hate making pom poms...they are kind of cute though. Anyways, apologies for the dark-ish pictures. The sun hasn't been cooperating with me lately. You all know how it is. That, and I tend to finish most projects at night. Somewhat Cowl is kind of sitting around, waiting for a left sleeve and the cowl-ish part. After Mosey I had every intention of picking it back up, instead I
ended up starting on Digitessa again. I think...I might have actually been a bit afraid for awhile. To knit on Digitessa, I mean. Afraid that I might make a mistake or ruin the pattern. This is really one of the most beautiful patterns I've ever seen. Never have I regretted the money spent on it.
Still, for awhile after hearing from Yarnissima
about my dilemma, I left poor Digitessa sitting. Waiting. She's not a difficult sock, though she requires a bit more concentration. She is more than lovely, absolutely stunning, always catching my eye when I would pass. Yet, I let her linger, focusing on simple sweaters, accessories, and knits promised to others. Now I have the first sock nearly finished! I am only working from one chart now and really there isn't much use for it anymore. :) I think that concludes my knitversary post, no contest or exciting thing this year. Really, I am too tired for that. There is so much to do before Mr. Shad gets home and I would really rather be knitting.
Labels: Digitessa, finished object, knitting, knitversary, Mosey, socks, yarn