Monday, May 01, 2006

The Prodigal Needle

Yesterday was our weekly knitting get-together at Rebecca's, and this week, we had a really decent turnout, which is always great. I worked on my toe-up sock, but with all of the conversation, progress was very slow indeed. On Friday night, I turned the heel because I knew that would take beaucoup concentration. Although I was skeptical of the instructions, it worked out perfectly! At Rebecca's, I worked on a little of the leg, and tonight, when I tried it on for its close-up, it fit absolutely perfectly. I don't think I've ever made a better fitting sock. I wonder if that's because I actually did a gauge swatch for this one...hmmm...

While I was at Rebecca's, the sainted Kris showed up with 6 lovely skeins of Sugar Plum Cotton-Ease that match the one I already used to start Sitcom Chic. As soon as she arrived, I went back to working on that project. It's A LOT of stockinette. I know, I know, it's what I said I wanted. It actually worked out really well while I watched TV tonight. I could basically give all of my programs my full and undivided attention and, in the process, I'm basically up to the armholes. This pattern is kind of interesting because now, I break off and make the sleeves before I continue on with the yoke. The sleeves are done in a tube on dpn's, so no real chance of making them both at the same time. But, it will be a type of sweater construction that I've never done before so I'm looking forward to the challenge. Hopefully it won't be too long before this sweater is finished. It looks like there'll be minimal finishing, always a plus.

By the way, remember that dpn that I lost a couple of weeks ago? It's the reason I gave for setting aside my ugly socks. Well, wouldn't you know that I found it just sitting on the couch, right where I'd left it. Never mind that I've slept there a few nights (snoring hubby), hubby has slept there a few nights and I sit there and knit every single night. The only conclusion I could come to is that it went away on a trip somewhere and has returned, the prodigal needle. I wanted to ask where it had been, what kind of adventures it had, but ultimately decided that it wasn't any of my business. Have a great Monday! (Yeah, right.)


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