Having a sort of productive day at home today. Laundry, cleaning bird cages, vacuuming, updating Team Canada stuff. Only 19 more days until the mass cast on begins. Very exciting stuff. I also realized today that I have no idea where the two circular needles I need for my project are. I sense some searching in my near future.
In other news, we got a shiny new (to us) little pickup to replace our 1980 Ford F250, aka Biggest Gas Guzzler ever. We bought it from my parents, (thanks mom & dad! We’ll take good care of her!), and changed the title and got insurance yesterday.
Isn’t she cute? What to name her, what to namer her. At first I felt it was a male truck, but now, looking at the picture, I think she’s a girl. Don’t ask. I always anthropomorphize every vehicle we have.
Now we’ll have a white cargo van for hubby’s work, and the wee white pickup for weekends. All that white. Maybe I’ll knit up some seat covers in something a little more lively. Just to give her some zip! LOL.
I also actually finished some stuff recently. Needed something mindless for Christmas visiting knitting. Came up with this:
Cast on the morning December 25th, cast off afternoon December 28th.
Handmaiden Silk/Cashmere and a foolproof easily speasily cowl recipe. You can even do this one when you’re drinking wine. Trust me! Wanna make one? Sure you do!
You’ll need a 5 mm 16 or 24 inch circular needle and about 300 metres of something sinfully soft and drapey. This is Handmaiden 2 ply silk cashmere.
Cast on 130 stitches, in the round
Knit all rows for about 1 inch
Next round – knit 8, k2tog
knit 2 inches even
Next round – knit 7, k2tog
knit 2 inches even
Next round – knit 6, k 2tog
Knit until you are almost out of yarn. Bind off super duper loosey goosey! You do not want this tight. You will have a long tube with one end slightly wider than the other. The wider end goes over your head first. Ta and da! Soft, drapey, silky, gorgeous! Thanks for coming out.
I also finished my Blue Moon Cast On socks. I did Charlene Schurch’s garter rib socks in Blue Brick Wall in Socks that Rock lightweight.
After two years of collecting, these were my first actual socks knit in Socks that Rock. Nice stuff, very nice stuff. I did the afterthought heel, just for something a little different.
Then I immediately cast on another sock. Also in STR, but in the Oregon Red Clover Honey colourway. It’s a little quite a bit darker and more gold in real life. The day is so grey here it’s just sucking the colour/life out of everything.
That’s about it really. Oh, gotta go. The dryer just ding-donged its little song to tell me it’s finished. Happy Sunday.