I can’t find the cable that attaches the camera to the computer. Instead, I will describe, in some detail, what you would be seeing if I were able to include my pictures. I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas (or winter holiday of your choice) and did NOT loose your firewires while visiting your husband’s family.
Family Denim is on hold while I make a few decisions: A) Do I rework the pattern to fit the Denim Style gauge I like? B) Do I break down and order the Debbie Bliss yarn that is Outrageously Expensive? I mean really, people, cotton grows just down the road and I KNOW how much a bale is worth. C) Do I order another yarn for the sweater and use the Denim Style for something else? Since these questions remain unanswered, I have swatched for a couple of new projects.
A swatch still on the needles. It is a simple, ribbed and cabled pattern in a Powder Blue that hovers between Pretty and a little Too Much.
The above is a swatch for Veste Everest in the the Interweave Knits of Fall 2005. I’m not totally sure that the Creme Brulee is going to work for this (it’s really a DK weight and the gauge wants worsted) but since I’ve already got it I thought it was worth a shot.
On double pointed needles, a thin curly bit in a natural color.
This is the beginning of Elizabeth’s Over-the-Knee Socks. The very beginning. I have a looooong way to go. As a little bit of an aside: there are people who love bamboo needles. LOVE them. I am not one of these people. Especially if they are size 2 DPNs. I just feel like I’m going to break them in half any second. But I only have four aluminum 2s and with 84 stitches, I really need five. The bamboo ones were on sale. Sigh.
I also finished one of the green striped socks (the pop-up image is of the dog wearing it) and have started the second. M’s blue ones have been washed three times now and still look great. Certainly no different than any of his other (more expensive) hand-made ones looked after three trips through the wash. Knit Picks wins again!
In closing, I hope every one has a very Happy New Year and I will buy a replacement cable at our Wal-Mart this afternoon.