The last 24 hours, I've been merrily casting on---willy-nilly.
First, this cowl--using yarn I was gifted a couple years ago.
the shawl Ginny showed last Yarnalong...
And finally, some fingerless mitts (Christmas gift)
WHOA. I did the ribbing with the 'smaller' dps, then went to change to the larger ones.....and (you guessed it) none to be had. Now, I'm a knitter who not only has knit a very very long time, but one who has accumulated an insanely large collection of needles in every imaginable size, shape, and in every available material known to mankind. And to not have a single size 6 (although what I'd do with only one...??) is of course unthinkable. Not even the old icky plastic ones---or the despicable aluminum ones were to be had. There must be at the very least three (probably more) unfinished projects hogging (and hiding) these needles somewhere.
I'm on a mission. (I now sort of know how Freddy feels when he's on a ball band mission.) T-O-T-A-L-L-Y focused and T-O-T-A-L-L-Y obsessed.
I yanked out all the projects not deeply buried, luckily (rather quickly) found some 6's in the process of knitting a sleeve....which allowed my obsessive search to end----but wait. What's that grey goodie? FLAUM!!! My missing Flaum. I loved Flaum. Maybe Flaum would like to go to Rhinebeck? Why did I ever put it away?
OH, yeah. yuck.
It only took tinking 660+ stitches to get back on track...silly me. Doing a k1tbl instead of the k1b...totally screwed up three rows. (Steph, you must R-E-A-D the directions, not just glance at them!!!) We're sailing now.
(Until the next shiney thing enters this magpie's line of vision.)
Reading....I've been a bit more dedicated.
Still enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow. And I'm listening to Last Days of Night (by Graham Moore)...the story of Edison's lawsuit against Westinghouse over the incandescent light bulb. I never realized what a conniving, sleazy character Edison was...or the part Tesla played in all this.
I'm really engaged with the story...
Flaum is making great strides.
and the 'winner' of the passalong book from last week is.....
AsKatKnits! (Hope you enjoy!)