There has been knitting. Here are the Fetching fingerless gloves that I knit from my extravagant, luxurious Yak yarn that I got at The Sow’s Ear last Knit Night. They look just like Katie’s (Cowgirl Purl on Ravelry) because I want to be just like Katie when I grow up! They are uber warm and will be good for Spring and Fall when mittens are too much, but it’s too cold for bare hands. Even in warmer weather they could also be used protect the heels of my hands from any unscheduled flights I may take when walking Bentley! Maybe I should make knee pads too. Can you knit a helmet? I’d only need to wear them until I work more on my dismount and get a 4.9 or higher from the Ukrainian judges.
I cast on a lace stole yesterday. 104 stitches and I got 26 rows done. Took me almost all day. Then I decided that the pattern looked crappy and undefined on size 3 needles with cobweb yarn, so I ripped it all out and found a more heavy weight yarn to start over with. Wasted time? Nope, I enjoyed every minute of it even if there was no end result. The joy is in the doing.
This Friday is Knit Night. For a while now, Chocolate Sheep and I have knocked around the idea that we should get a dry erase board and write down some of the hysterical statements that get heard out of context. I think I’ll take my notebook and jot them down for new bi-Saturday blog feature. Of course if I’m looking for it it won’t happen but I’ll give it a shot. If it doesn’t work out, meh, it’s still free smoothie sample night and I could sure use some ‘smooth’ in my life these days!