And before that, I tried to work on Isobel of Mar. You know, I'm amazed I actually get ANY knitting done.
Silly Boy Munchers gnaws on the needles.
Mae sleeps through it all.
Atticus makes himself...comfortable.
"I'm a chunky lad..."
(What is it with male cats wanting to be around you *all* the time? Mae is a much more independant girl kitty.)
"...*chomp chomp*...nananana nananana BATMAN! Batman! ...nananana nananana BATMAN! Batman! ...*slobber chomp*..."
It's a wonder I get anything done. But, look! I actually do -
I have in fact completed the body of Isobel of Mar! Not bad, for scads of herringbone and moss stitch. Lots of moss stitch. Lots. And I'm now working on Sleeve One. Again. Lots of moss stitch. Lots. The sleeve looks like a big...trapezoid, at this point. Again made up of moss stitch. Lots of moss stitch. Lots. But, I am plugging away at it like a trooper - the sooner it's done, the better.
I'm a bit concerned at how this will look on me though. (Just a tad.) The upper back section seems a bit small...so, I hope it will block out nicely. I'm also hoping that I won't end up looking like a puffy blue blob once it's done. Oh wait, I still have the button bands to knit up. OK, we'll just have to see how it turns out.
The VY 3-ply Hebridean "Summertide" shade shouldn't have black flecks in it, but you can see why it does.
Speaking of Virtual Yarns.
So, they had a little contest, and I was entered when I ordered the Driftnet Wrap back in January... Grand Prize was "Boudicca" (the original knitted sample), and other prizes include signed copies of "Aran Knitting" and "Tudor Roses". AND - they were also drawing for the Thistle Bag kit.
Hee hee! GUESS WHAT I WON!???
I received a very nice e-mail from Alice herself, congratulating me on winning the kit, and letting me know that it would be in the mail on Monday! ME!
Now. I can't remember ever winning anything before. (Oh wait, I did win a gift basket from M&M Meat Shops at one of our work Christmas parties a few years ago. But, that was during my serious vegetarian days. So. It's not like I could take advantage of it too much...) But - to win a prize from Virtual Yarns?!!? You could not get a more excited knitter! I'm so thrilled! And my name is up on the site too, along with all of the other knitters!
I feel like a kid at Christmas!