Funny how I plan to post to whine about some injustice that I think happened to me, and not to share all the cool things that have been going on in my neck of the woods....
Let me start by saying that I finished the front and back of the Tennis Sweater, and even seamed the shoulders and finished the neckband. Wooo-hooo!
I've tried on the front and back, and did a sleeve wrap-around on my arm, and I'm gonna have to block the hell outta this sweater!
Okay, now what I really wanted to talk about--so I'm at knit night tonight, and the conversation is going alright--till we get on the topic of continental versus English knitting.
I can knit both ways, and knit with both hands when I do fair isle work, but I choose to knit English. I throw! I'm much faster throwing, and it's easier for me to do. I am so sick of having to justify the way I knit, or have to listen to people explain the joys of continental. Continental is not faster--I just can't believe that. If your rhythm is great, you can knit like the wind. I consider myself a pretty good knitter, and I felt tonight that because, God-forbid, I throw, I can't be as good as a picker. Bullshit. Let's just say when the conversation made this turn, I finished my increase stitch round and fucking left.
Back to the sweater...Oh wait, enough about the sweater. I have bought some new yarn recently (surprise!): The Malabrigo was from Playing With Yarn. I forgot I had hidden it in the trunk. With all this heat we've been getting and being jostled around in the trunk I'm surprised it didn't felt.
On the right are 6 skeins of Oh Baby by Plymouth Yarn for a baby sweater. An associate of mine is having a baby, and the doctor's aren't sure the little boy will make it, so she asked me if I could knit him a blanket. Oh my God...yeah..I'll make him a blanket with the softest yarn I can find. So here it is.
There's some Trekking XXL to the left, Abby from Borealis loving calls the MnDOT socks (Hhmm..I don't know Abby...not sure if their logo captures all the cool colors of this yarn. But I like the name, so I'll keep it) This picture sucks, but it'll be on the needles soon enough.
Umm..that's all knitting wise. I've been in a funk lately, I hope it's just PMS, but it may be school too. Going back to school will be harder than I thought..I hope I can do this. I hope it's not a mistake. I'll just keep on knitting and see where this takes me.