I have been so enthralled by Ravelry that I just haven’t been knitting anywhere near as much as I’d like to be. That hasn’t stopped me from finding new things to knit–whenever I decide to start knitting again, that is. 🙂
We’re working through our little issues with Rocky and Larry… Larry seems to be doing better and Rocky now looks horrible. He’s developed swollen, puffy, watery eyes and we have no idea why–if it’s related to the upper respiratory infections they both have, if it’s something horribly wrong, if it’s some odd allergy to something in our home. We’ll figure it out, though. Hopefully sooner than later.
As for knitting, I have done very little. I ordered a neat little dpn set from Knit Picks because I really like how pointy their Options set is and kinda don’t enjoy knitting my socks with the bamboo needles I have to work with. I hope the new dpns are a better fit for my style, but only time will tell!
I cast on last week for a little sweater for my youngest son using some of my seemingly massive stash of Lion Brand Wool Ease. I started with the Raglan Cardigan with Fully Fashioned Shaping from the Baby Knits for Beginners book by Debbie Bliss and made several mods. I’ll detail more later if I ever finish the little thing. Ever since Ravelry, I’ve been completely unable to complete anything substantial at all. Silly Ravelry. 😛
You might recall that I finished that little toy doggie called Scamp, the dog, last week. Well, I emailed the photos to a good friend for her amusement and she made the mistake of opening this email while her 3 year old daughter was hanging around. Her daughter proceeded to cry gleefully that (I) would be knitting a dog for her! A couple of days went by without mention of the doggie, then out of the blue, the dog was recalled and asked for. The old, ‘Where’s the doggie aunt ___ is making for me?’ routine. This actually makes me really happy and I’ll merrily cast on for my second Scamp, the dog toy later tonight when my own kiddos are in bed.
I also bought some dyeable merino for some socks from Knit Picks when I got the dpns. Hey, it pushed me into free shipping zone!! So I set two chairs ~9′ apart and asked the older kiddos to sit on the chairs for me (so the chairs wouldn’t move around) and I proceeded to wrap the entire skein around the chairs, then tied it off into four separate sections. I intend to dye it using some Kool Aid in some fun colors just as soon as my stock pots arrive. I found a cheap set on Ebay and figured it couldn’t be all that bad, even for so cheap, as long as it’s not aluminum/copper/cast iron. Hubby made fun of me, but what the heck. 🙂
I’m hoping I’ll have something to show the next time I post, but for now I’ll have to leave you with some cuteness. Hope you all had excellent weekends and wish you a great week as well!