1. I met Dee last week for some stitching time and while we were together, she finished her socks. Aren't they cute? She had some yarn left over,
not enough for a full sized person, but enough for a kid. Since she knows I have a couple of those, she passed on the extras to me. She's good that way! Thanks Dee!
2. While I never got a chance to go yarn shopping on vacation, I did pick up some clearance yarn at Wal-Mart when I was shopping for vacation.
Those are some big skeins and I plan on using them for more kitty blankets.
3. I finished off a hat for charity.
It's small enough for a child, but large enough for a man. I had everybody try the hat on, including the IO. It fit every one of us, but only Baby Girl was willing to pose with it.
Stats for this hat are:
Date Start: 1/8/10
Date End: 1/17/10
cast on 100sts on size 7 needle. Knit 2x2 rib red for 3.25", 7 rows blue, rib total 7" before decreases
yarn: Plymouth Yarns Suri Merino in red and blue.
the yarn has 55% alpaca in it, and while it did bother me a bit to knit with (itchy throat and and dry cough), it wasn't too bad so I was able to finish off the hat. It's really soft and I like the color combo on it. It will go in the charity bin.
4. After I finished the hat, I wanted to do some stitching. However none of my current projects were calling out to me. It was either start something new or *new to me* so I went into the depths of my closet and pulled out a project I haven't worked on it a LONG time. 2007 to be exact. Let me re-introduce you to Bag Ladies.
I still like this project, but the 1/2 stitches are a pain. While they are quick to do, they also distort the fabric. I do alter the 1/2 stitches so that the floss pulls in different directions, but I still get wonky fabric. It went back into the closet and I have the Dolphins out to play next. Hopefully I will have some progress to show on that soon.