they must taste good

I’m slowly feeling better. My food choices definitely (no pun intended) took a lot out of me yesterday, and I’m happy I could move slowly today and try to recover. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow, the wacky weather isn’t necessarily helping.

I’ve done some quick knits, made some progress on existing wips, and have pet the spindles and wheel. I can’t believe how quickly the weeks go by.

house socksFirst the quick. I knit up Cat Bordhi’s Little Coriolis socks. I knit them in my bulky yarn du jour (Kraemer’s Mauch Chunky) in Bing Cherry. I used my home made 8mm needles. I cast on the afternoon of the 14th and finished the next afternoon. I also did many other things in between. I LOVE this new sockitecture and look forward to making more socks so I better understand it. These are house socks for me as my feet have been really cold mostly because I just refuse to keep my slippers on.

Next is my gift for the kitchen (and myself) but I am not writing up the pattern yet, it is a felted grip mitt. I didn’t like how the store-bought options for this type of mitt were always the same size for both thumb and fingers.. and I refused to use them. This is semi fit to a thumb and provides protection for the part of the hand most likely to come in contact with a hot surface. It didn’t quite felt as I expected but this version will definitely serve it’s purpose. Most details when I work them out and then I’ll write up a recipe.

e's mittsFor the purposes of writing here, I declare E’s mitt’s complete. They aren’t, but the thumbs are. I need to shorten all the fingers and then sew up any remaining holes. But first I need to complete some other Work and find a tapestry needle. I keep buying them and then can’t find them when I need them, despite having a compartmentalized container for stitch markers and needles and things. I hope they taste good because I seem to go through a good deal of them.

Progress on every other WIP is going. I think my decreases on the dragon wrap will stand so we’ll see what happens in the next week. I’m hesitant to say I’m ok, but I have a feeling if it’s off, it’ll be by a row or two which I could fudge at seaming. It’ll bother me, but I just don’t have the resources to reknit the whole thing. The veste and wedding afghan are slowly finding a row completed. I hope to finish both by May. The smoke ring found some work this past week as I put away the mitts to think about themselves, but last night I discovered a stitch count error which I need to fix or at least figure out before the commute tomorrow. I think that’s the big stuff….

Enjoy the rest of your week. If I don’t enter a Lowes, Home Depot (or HD Expo), Target, TCS, BB&B in the next few days I’ll be very happy. We did purchase a countertop, faucet, and sink. The cost of the sink is insane but alas what must be given our custom dimensions must be. We plugged the dishwasher back in. Yay!

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  1. I hope you feel better!

    The mitts look awesome! I am sure you are glad that they are all done!

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