January 3rd, 2006

SW: Luke Montoya

Whee - the hats have all been hits!

I love it when prezzies go good. *g* I talked to my SIL in Kentucky this AM - she got the hat, tore into the package BEFORE Christmas, and wore it until the weather changed. That makes me happy, since I didn't have anything handy to judge the fit.

My other SIL, jennyp5309 tried hers on at the house - it fits! Whee!! And the color was faboo - double whee!! (pictures are forthcoming - they are still in the camera. I need to just sit down and dump them into the PC.)

I'm about 1/2 done with the BIL's black headband. I have already learned a few things from this project: a) I HATE knitting black yarn and b) 3" of 2x2 ribbing sucks. It's BORING. And hard to see the stitches. Ah, well - it'll be done soon, and I can start on something more pleasant. (Like, say....Socks.)

Speaking of socks....I bit my lip this morning and ripped out the lace sock I had started (and gotten 1/2 down the foot! Wah!!!) It just wasn't working for me. It did fit, but...snugly. More snug than I really like. The lace was stretched pretty much, and....I just wasn't happy with it. I'm going to let it simmer for a bit and decide if I want to try lace again, or just plunge in with a plain sock. Decisions, decisions!

I also need to pull out some silver-y Icelandic and get going on that for gypsybaby1.....Hmmm. I may do it in between this batch and the last batch of the sock yarn. In going thru the stash Sunday, I found 1 oz of carded silvery Icelandic that.....I forgot I had. *sheepish grin* I'll spin it up lace weight, ply it, and hope it's enough for her project. If not...I'll have to work up some of the fleece I have. No biggie....I'm just not currently in the mood to card up wool. Rather sit down and spin.
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In beginning the excavating of my bedroom (Yes, it really is that bad; No I am not a slob; my room is right off of the kitchen/dining area, so every time someone comes over, all the stuff that's on the table gets tossed into my room. Sometimes, it's put where it belongs later. Other times...well, that's why I'm excavating), I decided to hit the corner behind the door. It should be fast and easy - it's mostly boxes that really need to be moved to the attic.

Guess what I found??? I found another skein of THE SOCK YARN (see the icon - that's the sock!)I spun that I had just enough to do *1* sock...and I couldn't find any more roving. Whee! There looks to be just enough to knit the mate...so now I will go thru LJ to see if I was smart enough to put the particulars of the first sock. I'll start the knitting after the goth headband is done, while spinning the FILs alpaca/wool/silk blend yarn at home.

Whee - think I'll go excavate some more - wonder what else I'll find??