Another week has flown past. Do you realize how close we are to Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas? After that, we will be welcoming in 2015. I seems like yesterday I was just putting away all the Christmas decorations. Another month, and I will be pulling them out again.
I probably will not update next week due to the road trip and time I have off work. I would like to use it to actually work on some projects and see if I can complete something.
I did have some fun this week in the fiber area. I started a new project.
Riding on the Metro Socks, has been on my do to list for several years, Finally, I decided, it was time to cast them on since I had a nice set of needles to do them on now. I don't want to scare anyone away from this pattern, but I have frogged, tinked, ripped out about as many stitches as I have knitted. You really have to keep track of the count or you end up with a real squirly looking pattern. It is not a complicate lace pattern either. I don't know if I will be able to memorize it as I go along. I doubt it.
The yarn is Knit Picks "Comfy" fingering weight. The color is Lilac, but I think it looks flat out PURPLE. I love purple, so these socks will be for me. I have only made myself 2 pairs of socks. Granted, I don't need warm socks 80% of the year. But for that other 20%, I would like to be able to wear my hand made socks. I will be taking this project with me on my road trip that is coming up. I will also be taking my dishcloth yarn and needles so I can do some mindless knitting when it is needed.
I did not work on the baby blanket at all this week. So , No, it didn't get any bigger. And, No, I didn't work on the other slipper this week either. I am away from my home from 6:30am until 6:30pm, most days. So that does not leave me a lot of time to craft at the moment. I do my own driving to and from work, so there isn't any commute time to work on any projects. Lunch is eaten at my desk while perusing Ravelry.
The other thing I did this weekend, I took y'alls advice and took my gift cards from my LYS and went shopping. I am glad I did. They actually had expired the end of May, but the owner was kind enough to allow me to use them if I used them that day. I got 8 skeins of a lovely baby cotton yarn and 3 gorgeous skeins of lace weight yarn. I spent NO $$$ out of my pocket. In fact, there was $1.50 on the gift cards when I was done and I told them to keep it. That fixed my thirst for fiber fun. I should be good until the end of this YoP now.
Let's see how I am doing again: