Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Fat Lady is About to Sing

Yep, folks, it's all over but the shouting, or rather, but the finishing touches on the hat.  Level 1 Master Hand Knitter Course goes into the mail Saturday morning, after two and a half months of lots of work, study, writing, knitting, worrying, etc.  But it's going to be out the door, and I can leave for our winter home in Tennessee with only the yarn and stuff I need for Christmas gifts.  Now just to wait and wonder, and wonder, and worry, and oh, well, just forget it all for a while and enjoy our new Shihpoo puppy whom we are picking up in Scottsville, KY next Tuesday.  Can't worry too much about what the reviewers think of my work at 3 AM shivering outside waiting for Taffy to pee.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Needle

I recently splurged big time and bought a Signature Arts circular knitting needle, size 7.  These are relatively new style needles, made of aircraft aluminum.  Not only are they beautiful,  they are extremely well designed and great fun to use.  I feel like I'm zooming through my knitting now, like the little boy on the car commercials who says softly, "zoom, zoom."
All future projects with be knitted with this size 7 needle!  Now I realize my socks will be way too big, and my sweaters way too small, but oh, well.  I love this needle.