Hmmmmm? Pardon? Oh, what’s that, over there?
See that? I totally distracted you with nothing but a bit of string. The fact that I knew that would work only because it would have totally worked on me is irrelevant. It is pretty string though, is it not? That’s Alfebetto from Artfibers. I believe it’s colour #5. It is lovely and after fighting the good fight and getting my sleeves safely installed in Poppy I thought I deserved a treat and did a little stash diving. I’m doing the Montego Bay Scarf from IK, Summer 07. Very mindless and that is making me happy after the sleeve work.
Just to clarify, the sleeves are in, I’ve learned a tonne of lessons, not least of which is to do short row shoulders (if I ever do another sew it together sweater in my life!), Diane Soucy and Stephanie Japel are my bff’s though. I’m a sucker for top down sweaters, and now I know why. Sewing is hard. I will take some picis of Poppy soon though. I just have a few more ends to weave in then finish around the neckline and the bottom and she is fini.
I also got some of these in the mail yesterday:
They are super shiny, wicked pointy, and take a bit of getting used to. Not near as much drag as other wood needles but still more than say and Addi Turbo. I want to used them some more before I say anything else. I also got a couple of the fixed Harmony needles in 3.0 mm to try and see if I can get some Kauni gauge. I’ve been stalking this site for days trying to decide what pattern I want to do my Kauni in. Scroll down, click on the left hand side you’ll see 4 links to Norwegian Fair Isle. Some of the charts would be stunning with the Kauni.
Finally, I had noticed that when I get off the train in the mornings there are quite often vendors/company reps giving away free samples of things. Newspapers, granola bars, etc. When the new season of Survivor was about to start they were giving out little foil wrapped fortune cookies with the show & tv station logos on them. Hubby really liked that! Snort. This morning, it was a newspaper and a yogurt.
I wish they were there everyday! I’d never have to pack my breakfast again. I always eat when I get to work, I just cannot face food at 6:00 in the morning.
As a definite bonus for a Tuesday, the sun came out and the temperature went up to almost 19 Celsius. Can you imagine? It was like a summer morning. So cool, er warm, er, nevermind, you understand. Here is a pici of the sun coming up from the top floor of my building. It was amazing to watch.
Then I went and ate my free yogurt.