My wrist and elbow are finally feeling better and I can knit again. I've gotta tell you, not knitting made me pretty cranky last week. Friday I took the day off work and knit this:
I used the pink, pink, pink that I dyed myself and some red Galway that I had in my stash left over from another project. It has taken the whole weekend to dry as I doubled the yarn throughout the project. No pattern, just knitting. I'll post the recipe for it when I figure out how to post a pattern.
I have some wooden handles I'm going to attach now that it is finally dry. After finishing this I realized it was a Project Spectrum March project. Since I seem to be trying new colors, I figured I might as well just join PS so as of today, I'm officially in.
Saturday I fell off the yarn diet wagon two days before my self imposed May 1 deadline. I missed Yarn Cafe so much that I paid it a visit. I bought the yarn for the Sunrise Circle KAL as well as a couple of skeins of Malabrigo. The Malabrigo is probably going to be used to make Fuzzy Feet for a couple of Little Leaguers I know who have been fascinated by my knitting. I that I had to buy some after visiting (and petting) it for so long at my LYS. It is so soft!
This week I will finish this:
It's a poncho for my niece, Abby. Her 4th birthday party is Friday night and I have to get it done. I have about 5 more inches so I should make it. It's in Katia Mexico which is fuzzy and soft and self-striping. It's also a blend that can be machine washed which is crucial to me when knitting something for kids. I picked the colors because it should look great with a pair of jeans. If her mother gives me the okay, I'll post a picture of her wearing it.
I received my first package ever from Knit Picks this weekend and I started yet another bag. This will be my fifth felted bag this year. I don't know why I'm so attracted to knitting handbags, but I can't seem to stop. As I only had vague expectations for what the colors would look like, I was pleased with the yarn. I understand that others have been disappointed by the colors they have received as they look nothing like the colors posted on their site. I guess I'm easy.
Wow, is my writing ever boring when I write about knitting. Kinda makes me wonder what I'm doing with a knitting blog.