Monday, February 18, 2008

Puppies are funner than I thought!

Here she is this morning:

ginny 2

Pretty sure she's figured out a) this is her house; b) we are her peeps; and c) this is WAY better than the shelter. She's fetching toys (sometimes) and really is a very loving little thing. We are all enjoying the process!

However, due to the fact that she is sleeping with DS, I have had some knitting time. Which last night was terribly frustrating.

Lace is not my best thing. And because of that, I have the desire to conquer it. However, I had to frog some of this sock:

lantern festival sock 2

There is patterning on every row which means I had to get back to a row where I could find all the yarnovers properly. I was really afraid that I'd end up frogging the whole thing and that would be that. But I got back to about 12 gusset stitches and only had to try to get it on the needles FOUR TIMES. I'm going to pay more attention now, but I've already been missing all of the actual visual part of TV for a few days. I need a stockinette sock to work on at the same time, there's no question. But I have resolved to knit with handspun.

I think the Magic Carpet Ride is going to come out. Or the Hang on Sloopy. But I know I don't really have enough yarn spun for a whole pair. Or there's always the Celebration...hmm...

Did I post this yarn?

celebration skein

Gorgeous Shetland sock yarn!!! I am getting to the point where, when I have enough handspun for something, I don't want to use it up. Silly! There's always more to be made! There, I shall ball this up today and start a stockinette sock with great joy and gladness!

Speaking of spinning, here's the progress on the sweater yarns:

baked alaska skein

Baked Alaska from Hello Yarn, DK weight, 212 yards.

And on the wheel:

pie singles 2

Pie with Everything from Spunky Eclectic, destined to be more DK for the mitered square sweater in my mind.

Off to make breakfast for the kiddoes! Have a great President's Day if you're in the U.S. and let's all celebrate the end of the current Oval Office Occupant!