How many ways can you spin one word?
- I am exhausted and all but operating on auto-pilot today.
- It is cold, because it appears there’s a problem with the furnace here at work.
- I needed a good word for an FO report on a big ol’ chunky scarf…
I intended to crop this photo, but in light of the post title, why bother?! All the snow around here (until yesterday) made getting decent photos difficult, but I found a nice, white backdrop in the kitchen…
Project: Double Trouble, a Christmas gift for Best Thing. (Reminder… she’s Neighbor Guy’s fiancee)
Pattern: Double Cable Scarf from The Little Box of Scarves, which NG and BT gave me for my birthday. It was a VERY simple cable project, and I learned that it’s just as fast for me to use a cable needle as it is not to. I know several expert cable knitters who swear you must learn to knit them without using a cable needle, but I found that painfully tedious and I’m sure it took longer than it did to just slip the stitches onto a cable needle. To each her own, right?
Yarn: Oh, was THAT a problem! I’d bought some lovely wool, only to learn a few weeks ago that BT is allergic to wool. GAH! I searched and searched for a super-bulky non-wool that I liked, and finally ran across Lion Brand’s Hometown in Cleveland Brown. The hue was the first thing BT remarked upon, so it all worked out as it should have.
Needles: I felt as though I was knitting with fireplace pokers, but they were just US #17s. It wasn’t a portable project because those sticks are so awkward, but I soldiered on.
Verdict: It was worth it to see BT light up and to hear that it will look perfect with her “good” coat. I don’t love fringe, but NG did did think she’d like it, so… that’s what matters.
There was another FO yesterday morning, just in the nick of time, but we’ll get to that later. Right now, I just want to go home and be with the fur-girls and my new BFF – Keurig. I’m also WAY too fond of the fudge I made this year. I seriously think I’ve lost sleep because I can’t stop drinking another cup and eating another little (hem, hem) piece of fudge…
Are you recovering or still celebrating?