I’ve been a little M.I.A. for a week, but for a good reason – crafting and friends!
While visiting with some friends north of Boston (the drive up there felt really loooong), I finished my Red Diamond Socklets. It’s amazing how much knitting gets done when you have knitting friends, and visits have knitting time built-in. We also stopped by a yarn store during our visit – A Loom with A View, and I bought a set of double-pointed needles. I’ve been needing some smaller sized double points, but I didn’t actually have a project that specified a size… so I may have gone a little overboard when I bought size 00. They were cute HiyaHiya needles, which I’m excited to try out, and nervous to know how tiny my gauge might be for a project. They had lots of pretty yarn, but I didn’t have a project lined up, so I restrained myself and didn’t buy again. And, for more crafty fun-ness, we went to a pottery studio and painted some pottery!
The bowl has to stay at the pottery studio to get fired and dipped, so I won’t know how the colors will go together for about a week. The blues I picked out for the bottom of the bowl should come out much darker, and I’m
nervous excited to see what they will be.
Now, I am in between projects, and I’m trying to decide what to make next. Some possibilities are:
- mittens, with KnitPicks Chroma yarn (or maybe glittens?)
- Business Casual socks, that have a argyle-like pattern
And some requests in my queue:
- a duplicate baby blanket for my cousin’s little girl (an insurance policy for a very important blankie)
- a scarf to match the hat I made for my mom
- fingerless mitts for my hubby