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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Poison Fingerless Gloves

 The test knit of Vickie's Entrelac Fingerless Gloves is done! I really like how they turned out!
 They are knit with a ball of hand dyed I had stashed in a desk drawer..  I can't remember how long I've had it nor where it came from.  Luckily there was a tag with ball info on it.
The Company/person is KNITTINK - Comic Book Inspired Yarn & Fiber!  There seems to still be a website. .
The yarn is Baby Alpaca/Wool/Silk lend.  3.5oz , 252 yards/ 3.5oz.  The colour name is "Putting the Poison Back in Ivy -Variant"
Love the colours. Loved knitting with it.  And loved the pattern.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

One Saturday Evening

I am home after a slowish Saturday in the shop.
And it was/is a beautiful spring day.  I am really hoping that the weather holds the next 2 days so I can finally make it out into the back 40 and clean up winter.

Oh!  My DH just walked past me with something to go on the BBQ.  Wonder what it is?  (just found out...Italian Sausage!)

Son is home for a few days.  It is good to have all the babies under the same roof as me.  It is hard having them away.  Well not hard really.  It just feels like something is missing when they are gone. Parenting is a strange job.  From the moment children are born it is a parents job to start setting them free slowly but surely.  The last few years happen too quickly it seems.

Was teaching a sock knitting class this morning and now I want to start a new pair of socks BUT I have too many projects on the go already.  I have 2 commissions on the go. I am knitting 1 sample for the shop. I am test knitting a pair of Entrelac hand warmers.
I have a shawl on the needles. SO that is ...5.  Well I have been up to 10 before so not bad.
 Projects waiting in the wings are another sweater commission which I also have to design, small items for the Peony Festival booth and I have a shawl design percolating that I will have to start swatching for soon.

Supper was good. It is 7:30 PM and still sunny. Hockey is on the TV. My knitting awaits,
Til next time.