Friday, October 9, 2009
The toes are fiddly work ... I lost patience after the first foot and skipped ahead. But the body is a wonder of short row shaping and slanted increases and decreases. This is a clever pattern! I learned more new tricks - KLL (Knit Left Loop) and KRL (Knit Right Loop) thanks to this helpful online tutorial. It's becoming very frog-like now, no doubt about it.
And I've anted up for Furnace Wars 2009 - a contest on one of my Ravelry boards, based on this old blog post from the Yarn Harlot. In our household it's a matter of honour to see how late into the Fall we can go before turning on the furnace, and how soon in Spring we can turn it off again. Participants ante up yarn, post when they give in and turn on the heat, then send the yarn to the last person without heat. I was pretty confident until someone posted that they lived over a laundromat! Yikes!