Ha ha, see what I did there? (Hey work with me people, I need to amuse myself however I can these days.)
Anyway, it's Unraveled Wednesday, and this week I actually have some stuff to share, so I thought I'd go ahead and post. Sometimes there is nothing different to show you than the same old thing from last week, so I'm often uninspired. But this week I felt like progress had been made.
Below are the two projects I am currently knitting. On the left is the cuff and almost all of the leg on my second Solar sock. It's an enjoyable knit, and once you get into the rhythm of it, you can make a lot of progress quickly. It's when you haven't picked it up for a while that you find yourself knitting along and then you realize you've screwed up and have to unknit a few rows. Then you become annoyed with yourself.
On the right is a bunched up shot of my Scattered Wishes shawl, which is no nearly finished, that it makes me nuts. Why, you ask? Because the last 26 rows are lace, and as you know if you have read this blog more than twice, lace and I have a complicated relationship at best. Having said that, I am currently at Row #20, which is farther along than I've gotten before, so perhaps the end is in sight. Even using lifelines, I have frogged and restarted this section more times than I can remember! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this project, and even hope to knit another one, but this last section is killing me! I am determined to be the victor in this battle though. ;-)
Lately I have not been able to read anything very complex or involved, so I recently finished two quick cozy mysteries, and started this the other day. Edna O'Brien is one of my favorite writers, and this is a collection of short stories, which is perfect for me right now. I just started this, but the couple of things I've read so far, I've really enjoyed. I love her way of seeing things and describing people.
In other news, I went to a trunk show at Loop last Sunday for Backyard Fiberworks, and I have found another true love yarn brand (yeah, because I needed something else to spend my non-existent funds on, right??). The colors she had were truly gorgeous - lovely combinations, and solids that were so saturated, they almost didn't look real!
She had three samples knit in her yarns that I was insanely crazy about: 5190 Miles, On the Spice Market, and Torquata, which Alice - the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks - was wearing. These are all lovely as shown on the pages linked here, but seeing them in person, in the combinations she had, made me actually want to knit them! For the last two, she had sets of minis for the pops of color, and then you just add one skein of yarn for the main color, as she said, "Just from your stash, unless you want to spend more money!" She was wearing her version of Torquata, and I think that may be an upcoming project for me, once I can save up to buy one of the mini-packets (they weren't that expensive, but I am currently very broke! ... and, since Loop will be starting to carry her stuff, I won't have to pay shipping). Anyway, it is always fun to see yarns that are new to me, and to see how a different color combination can change your whole experience of something.
That's it for today's blathering. I'm happy and relieved to see/hear that so many of my blog friends in Florida are safe, even if slightly inconvenienced by Irma - inconvenience is always preferable to injury. One friend IRL who moved to Florida last year, said that her 3-year-old thought sleeping in a closet was so much fun, he didn't want to go back to his regular bed - he wanted to know if they could have another "raining party" soon! I guess it's good he wasn't traumatized, but I'm pretty sure no one is hoping for another raining party anytime in the near future ...
Take care, all. I'll be back again soon.