WIP Wednesday January 19, 2011
Featuring something different on today's WIP Wednesday. My felt stocking.
I gave Santa eyes, eyebrows, and a nose last night.
The white dots on his eyes are french knots. It's the first time I've done french knots and got them right the first time. I kind of got excited about that. It's nice not having to take them out and redo them.
I also got 6 inches done on the right front of the Lobster cardi, and I'm about halfway down the leg of the second slip rib sock. (I bet y'all thought I'd forgotten that one. I haven't.) On the weekend I wrote up the pattern, and now I'm test knitting it while doing the second sock. I've found 2 mistakes so far. So glad I'm test knitting it before publishing it.
I got the most wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday. My friend Judy sent me mittens that she knitted for me.
No one has ever knitted me something before. I almost started crying. What a wonderful thing to do. I love you Judy! Thank you so much. I will treasure them. Don't worry, I will wear them.
My daughter, Ruth, is having an interesting week. Jury duty. She actually ended up on a jury. I'm happy about that. The experience will be good for her.
This morning I woke up to clear blue skies, sunshine, and 11F degrees. Brr. I'm going to see if I can soak up a bit of that sunshine without freezing my arse off. I need the vitamin D.
Today I have Yarnies. I will take the finished little red sweater with me. The owner can pick it up at the shop.
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Live long and prosper.\\//