So, while on the GO Train coming home, knitting away on my socks, I started thinking of some of the sock yarn I could use for the some of the neat sock patterns from the latest Knitty. I remembered I had some Lorna's Laces already wound up and ready to go, somewhere on one of my bookshelves. Cool, says I.
What's so funky about this picture? No, I'm not showing off part of my knitting book collection (which includes a SIGNED copy of Wendy Knits courtesy of my buddy Rachel H., thank you very much).
What's funky is that there is only ONE. And there should be TWO.
Methinks Monsieur Atticus has been surfing the 'net while I'm away at work, learning from his mentor, Chaos on how to best use yarn as a tool for revenge for the attention it takes away from Mom.
Knitsters, I cannot find the friggin' yarn. ANYWHERE. I've looked everywhere imaginable in this place - under the fridge, the couch, in the litter box even. It has disappeared. Probably ate it. I've a few other "not in a million years" locations I can search, but I will tip my hat to the little Dude if he did manage to stash it there. W. T. F.
And, I'm also thinking - how the hell did he even GET to the skein in the first place?? I do not want to think about it...
Madame la Hanne Falkenberg's Diva
You really have to check out these latest Fair Isle wonders:
Marina's Grant Avenue! She added arms, and it looks fabulous! I love the choice of main colours on the main body and arms. Blue and gold are a perfect combination. I LOVE it, Marina!
And Wendy, that most prolific and mondo-cool of knitters, has completed Mara. I'm normally not a fan of V-neck cardigans, but I really love the look of this one.
Looking at those two FO's really motivates me to get my ass in gear and finish up Ophelia. I have arms to complete, but - for now I'm knittin' like it's 1999 so that I can finish up "Diva" (above). The body - done. Sleeves - one down, one to go. And wouldn't you know it, I've totally forgotten how to knit! Only restarted the damn cuff on the 2nd sleeve 8 TIMES because I kept forgetting what a YO is. Spaz. Hey, and you know what? I tried it on - and she FITS perfectly!!!
'Cause guess what I discovered?!?!
I've been using the wrong needle size this whole bloody time. Brigitte...geez... It's suppose to be a 3mm, and oh lookie - it's a 3.25mm! Great!
I don't even know how that happened. But, it does work. And thanking the Knit Goddess that it does.
It is never dull here at Chez les Cats...