Wednesday, September 10, 2003  

drool drool drool

Last night, I got my copy of Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Knitting book... yeah, I'm a cable addict, and the mailman delivers that right to my door. So needless to say several of the designs are already on my list, and I have a feeling I'll be plundering her beautiful cables in the future. :)

If you're paying attention to the list at the top of the blog, you'll notice that I only have 1 more thing to completely finish this month... the chenille kami. I'll probably finish it later this week or next week... depending on how diligent I am at lunchtime. Today, I was too busy drooling over Vikings to bother to pick up the needles. Maybe tomorrow...

I did, however, finish the mittens:

I am VERY pleased with how these turned out. I need to knit some more gloves/ mittens for various folks to use up my stash of shetland... I just wish I could wear it myself. I think, however, that I'll be able to wear a pair of gloves knit with regia sock yarn, so that'll be another small project to start sometime soon. Luckily, I know my regia gauge already, so I should be able to work out the pattern pretty quickly.

This weekend, I have to do some major yarn-dyeing for the upcoming scarf... otherwise, I won't have anything to take with me to knit during choir! Although I might "cheat" a little and start on my gloves before I finish the scarf... after all, it'll take me a few weeks to get all the yarn dyed, dried, and balled. Remember, Cricket the yarn-destroyer would not allow for copious amounts of yarn to be strewn about the apartment... so it'll be small batches that I can dry on my drying rack as far away from the curious kitty paws as possible. Plus, I was actually chilly this morning on my way to work- even wearing a sweater, so it's not too hard to imagine a time where gloves would be welcome. Certainly, my California friend won't need his scarf as much as I need my gloves! lol. At least I'm not trying to justify starting a sweater (say from Vikings)!

Cricket, resenting my implication that there might actually be yarn in my apartment that is NOT for her amusement, pretended she wasn't interested anyway.

otia dant vitia
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