In Vino Wisteria is underway and I’m loving it! (well, apart from a few tense moments when I screwed up the count on the chart and had to tink back through some complicated cabling). The Dream in Color Classy is a delight to knit with, although not quite as soft as I expected. The swatch did seem smooshier after washing and blocking, so we’ll see. I’d hate to end up with a t-neck that I can’t wear because it’s itchy.
I finished the hearts booties finally – all they needed was seaming, stuffing and tying. I did have an epiphany while I was sewing the seam for these. Finally a great use for all the ends that live in the mason jar on the crate that sits next to the couch where I knit … stuffing for booties!
I started another pair of socks. Need them to knit in the car on the way to and from NYC. I’d rather be working right from a pattern than figuring it out as I go along (as is the case with the yet unfinished CMU toe-ups). Just the toe of one done so far, but that’s plenty to get me off to a running start (anyone see that episode of Mythbusters?) in the car.
Oh yes. The architect, in a move totally out of character, has determined that we’re going to a party next weekend. A dress-up party. Admittedly, the theme is not too scary to contemplate (Woodstock), but turning two middle-aged people with really short hair into hippies is a bit of a stretch. So, in the meantime, I need to knit myself a belt and a headband for him. I have two balls of Lion Brand Suede which should do the trick, one in purple and one in dark brown. I scored a fairly cheap “tie-dye” skirt at TJMaxx a couple of weeks ago (that I actually like and can wear to work), and a too big white cotton “peasant” blouse which will look okay with a belt over it. I also scored a truly hideous linen pullover shirt for the architect to wear loose over old jeans. I need to borrow a pair of the girl’s crappy plastic flip-flops to complete the look.
Pictures may follow.