First off, mega-congratulations to the YarnHarlot, who just received a glowing review for her new book in the Knitters Review! Read the review here, then pre-order, baby!
Second, and it’s probably not fair for me to say this right now since I have no pics to post (yet!), I FINISHED WOBBLY RIBS!!!! And I love it. I was a little too aggressive in blocking the sleeve cuffs (will wet and reblock….later), but otherwise it is absolutely perfect! I see what my friend Viki means, though, when she suggests that lining the neck with an attached i-cord will help to add some stability to the neck edge. Not that it’s unstable, but there’s a whole lotta stress on just the edge. An i-cord edging will help to spread the load, so to speak.
I’ve also finished two Easter bunnies (one in pink and one in blue) for Hannah and Luke. The pattern is from the Knitters Stash book, and was very easy and user-friendly for a first-time animal knitter.
So what do do next? I have two skeins of kureyon from my Secret Pal that I’m dying to do something with…maybe I’ll cave and knit a small doggy sweater for Perdita-the-chihuahua, since I’ve heard that the Vegas nights can be cool…she’s such a cuddlebug–with her in a sweater, it’s almost like wearing it yourself.
I really want to knit Butterfly, but since my DMIL still has my copy of the book, I’m stuck for a while (unless someone wants to lend me theirs!). I’m also thinking that after seeing all the beautiful Flower Basket shawls out there that it would make an ideal shawl to give to my future sister-in-law to wear at her December wedding to my brother Jesse. Note to self: need to order this pattern. Remember to ask Viki where she ordered it from.
K, all. You probably won’t hear from me until Monday, when I’ll be crying the blues because DH will have left to go back to Vegas. But for now, I’m counting down the hours and minutes (13 hours and 35 minutes) until the CONJUGAL VISIT happens. I’ll get to see DH for the first time in more than nine weeks. You do the math…there’s not enough chocolate in the world. I’m just sayin’!
Ta for now.