Oh my. I'm back at work this week. And really, I just want to be knitting.
On Monday, I had decided to work on a pair of longies, and I wanted to use some nice peach/yellow wool I had on hand. But I didn't have anything compatible to do a contrasting waistband and ruffle. And it's true, I'm all about contrast. So after dropping off the carpool ballerinas, I made a visit to the yarn store. Just to buy some contrast yarn. And I did. A nice skein of Cascade Quatro.
But there was one unanticipated development. TWENTY PERCENT OFF THE ENTIRE STORE. Ending in less than an hour. What's a gal to do?
I was very restrained. As well as the Quatro, I only bought 3 skeins of Happy Feet and 3 skeins of Mission Falls Superwash Merino.
But all that yarn shopping didn't take enough time, and I still had time to kill before the ballerinas arrived. I was ready to cast on, but I had forgotten the right needle to cast on the longies. So I cast on a wool soaker instead. I'm trying a new pattern. I knit on it that evening, and on my break on Tuesday. By the time I came home from work on Tuesday, I had convinced myself I needed to start a hat. But I forced myself to finish the soaker first. It's finished, except for binding off.
I immediately tossed that aside and started a hat with one of my skeins of Happy Feet. I'm using a tam pattern from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. I've been knitting obsessively on it since and it's making good progress. I'm knitting from the top down so that I don't run out of yarn in an inconvenient place.
I would like to point out the little skein in the photo. I DID NOT WIND THE SKEIN INTO A BALL. Just sayin.
Back to knitting