Still no FO's to show..... Lots of knitting and "tinking" going on, though. Emphasis on tinking....
First up, Swallowtail progress. I'm to the point where I need to start the Lily of the Valley Charts. That's 195 stitches people... count 'em. I did, numerous times...
To nupp or not to nupp..... that is the question... Actually, there is no question. I'm going to nupp, I just haven't nupped yet.... Stay tuned. Also, you'll notice I haven't started using my second skein of mohair yet. I'm getting a lot of mileage on the first skein. Maybe I'll have some left?
I've used one skein of Paton's Bright Red Classic Merino (220-something yards) on Palindrome so far. It's still not long enough. The pattern calls for 330-something yards. I'll have to use at least half of another skein to make it long enough. Then I can finally start on the hat.
The never-ending scarf go-round... where we'll get off, no-one knows....
I also worked on the black/blue/cream socks. I'm to the same point on the second sock as I am on the second sock of the Sun Periwinkles aka puces....(can puce be plural?)
I'm cruising on both pairs of socks, so I know at least I'll have something done this week. (yeah...)
It's really not my fault that I don't have a finished object. You see... I was bombarded this weekend with reading material which seriously cut into my knitting time. Really. Seriously. See:
You get this much stimulation in one day and you are so not going to get any actual knitting time. This is at least six hours of bed reading for me. Yes, I have to be in bed. And, yes, naps do happen while in said bed reading (gawking, really).
I absolutely love the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. If you are a Yarn Harlot fan, you'll love the stories told by Kay and Ann. Very funny. This book is like a "two-for". Great stories AND great patterns. I'm going to make the mitered hand-towels for sure, and the Everyday Sweater. Wendy made the Everyday Sweater and hers is lovely. Go see. OH - and I was so pleasantly surprised to see Ann's review of the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series. I absolutely love these books as well. Time travel and love in the Scottish Highlands in the 1700s.... what's not to love? Plus, believe it or not, Paul has read this series and loves it as well. Jamie (the Highlander) is his kind of dude, apparently. And Claire, lovely Claire, is a great heroine!
I want to note that the Vogue Knitting Holiday edition is wonderful this year. Lots and lots of ribbing in the clothes. This I love. Great stuff.
Also, I realize there is a cross-stitch book in there, but, seriously, if you've ever cross-stitched at all or are going to one day, you need to have all of the books by Jane Netley Mayhew. Heck, you don't even need to cross-stitch. Just look at the pictures. She designs animals like you wouldn't believe. So life like. I've started the zebras. Gorgeous.
But then, we're not cross-stitching today, right?
Hopefully in my next post I'll have a finished object, and not three more WIPs started. One could hope, right?