What a week, what a week. Thanksgiving was at our house this year, which was a wonderful thing. We got to host the family AND had great motivation to get some tidying up done. I will say only this: Never, never, never again will there be un-tubbed or uncanned food in the basement pantry. Ever.
So here we are, on the turkey sammich side of Thanksgiving, and the Knit Frenzy is on. Yesterday I finished the two soakers.
As promised, I did soaker #2 The Right Way. The adjustment wasn’t bad, although I can now understand why some people avoid the purl stitch like the plague. I had a few tension issues (turns out I was purling more loosely than I was knitting) but I can knit blind correctly now. I feel so much better when I’m not twitching. But here’s the deal: there’s really not much difference in looks. That’s comforting, too.
This skirt, however, must be finished The Wrong Way. (But that’s okay, remember? You can’t tell!)
I figured out another new trick last night: Color Knitting with Both Hands. Boy, oh, boy does that make Fair Isle easier. I hold the predominant color in my left hand, like one-color knitting, and carry the other color in my right hand. No more tangles. The tension is more even, too. This is one reason I love knitting…you can always learn a new or better way to do something.
This is another reason:
Knit Picks has this eye candy on the back of their recent catalog. It’s been sitting on or near my Thanksgiving to-do list since it came. Looky at all that delicious sock yarn. It’s just so purty.
And finally, I’m not sure I could have asked for a better day to continue the Knit Frenzy than today:
This morning I woke up to our first snow cover of the year. It’s chilly, it’s Saturday, and there are football games on TV. I would say “Christmas came early” but I’m not ready for Christmas!