Hello peeps! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my last post. While I am not freaking out about having surgery, I am a bit concerned about being off some of my meds for a week prior...not gonna be fun, no sir-ree! And Caryn, great idea on sticking the needle in the bandage, LOL. The lovely batt is Suri Alpaca from Andrea's Wonder Why Alpaca Farm. Here's a linky to her Etsy shop where you could purchase some for your very own. It's so-so soft.
Welcome to another edition of Fiber Arts Friday here and elsewhere. I've been feverishly working on a sock and a shawl, and reading a pretty good book. I'm making a bit of progress on all but not getting them done as fast as I'd like to. I'm thinking I only have a few weeks til I'm out of commission for - I don't know how long...eh, I have a stack of books to read and a tv so I think I'll be ok. It'll be a good opportunity to catch up on my dusting, LOL
So, the shawl is coming along nicely, it's wide enough now that it takes a considerable amount of time to knit a row.
This sock I started just a few days ago, I love the yarn and can't wait to see what the finished sock will look like. I'm knitting a plain sock although I started it with a picot top, which I love.
Austermann Step, nice yarn with Aloe, soft to the touch and makes a very nice sock. I have a pair of turquoise/tan/white striped socks of this same brand of yarn. And have I mentioned that I love the Knit Picks nickel double points? Well, I do, a lot! For some reason using the dpn's doesn't make my hands as sore as the 2 circs method did. Could be why all the serious sock knitters I've met use dpn's huh?
Do any of you have any favorite podcasts, any subject but especially crafty/fibery ones? I figured out how to download podcasts and put them on my mp3 player. Now I can pretend I'm hanging out with my fibery peeps while I'm crunching numbers at work. Helps the day go faster and amazingly improves my concentration. Wish I'd figured it out a long time ago...
Here's my next project...
Have a great week!