Yup, it was me, the first one to drop the ball and fail to put up a post on time. What’s my punishment? No casting on for one month? Knit you something pretty in penance?
In my weak defence, it has been Christmas, with all the crazy that has been going on with that. I had no plans on Christmas Eve which gave me a false sense of security, but since then there have been friends and relatives to meet up with, and a lot of turkey to eat. (Tonight is leftover turkey curry, yum!) So this morning I’m enjoying a brief peace with my laptop and then the sudden realisation hits me like a brick.
Knittingwise, things have been progressing along. I brought two projects home with me to work on, the white silk never-ending shawl, and the sparkly purple socks. I also brought some sock yarn in case I finished that second sock because I’m dangerously optimistic. But some progress has been made. I’ve nearly finished the leg of the sock and am about to embark on the interesting part, which I will need to follow on the laptop.
In more important news, I have also finally reached the half way point of the shawl border. 19 points done, 20 to go, and then a wee little mitered corner and I’m done. I even managed to get three repeats done in a single day. Now if I do just one a day I’ll be finished before the end of January. I’m really looking forward to blocking this bad boy out. Now that half of it is off the restricting needles, I’m really starting to see the shape come out.
While in Dublin I also did a swing by This Is Knit, which was fun. There was a lot of temptation, some seriously pretty deep blue and deep purple laceweight, but I was good and just bought two balls of Katia Darling light fingering yarn. They have nylon which is a plus, since I just lost another pair of pure wool socks, but they’re just a single ply which I’m not sure I’d trust for socks. I reckon I’ll make some entangled gloves out of them instead.
How was your Christmas? Get any yummy yarn related presents? And do let me know when you decide my punishment for being late!
PS The nice thing about being home is having better light for photos. I’m still using my phone, so I’m limited, but it’s an improvement over the brief shaft of morning light I’m usually stuck with.