Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Last night I turned the heel of my first Child's French Sock. I'd been a bit nervous about that - having increased the primary stitch count I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to fudge the numbers at the heel turn. Like so many things I worry about it, as it turned out it was easier than I thought and worked out just fine.
I'm battling a terrible case of start-itis though. I did give in and cast on a Lace Ribbon Scarf, but I am counting on every ounce of my willpower to avoid casting on another pair of socks until these are done. There are No Purl Monkeys calling me - especially after Dee's blog yesterday and especially as the perfect yarn arrived in the mail yesterday. And there is the pattern Ensnared that I was gifted from Wandering Cat Yarns, along with another gorgeous yarn, Alley Cat BFL in a gorgeous pine green called "Anne Boleyn". It almost feels like I need to be curled up on the sofa watching The Tudors DVDS while knitting that! <<< The PERFECT weekend !!!
The yarn is a prize from a 2012 KAL over at the Wandering Cat Yarns group in Ravelry. There are plans to run more KALs with similar prizes this year, so run over and join the group! Aren't these skeins gorgeous?! And it's so nice that Rhonda and Valerie remembered my favourite bases - BFL and MCN - and sent me one of each. I know, I'm spoiled :) Thanks ladies!
It's Work-in-Progress Wednesday over at Tami's Amis so take a few minutes to have a look at what everyone else is up to ... if you dare. It's a bit dangerous if you've got start-itis though. There's almost certain to be more temptation waiting ....