After a crazy week at work and multiple 9-10 hour days, it's finally the weekend. Of course, it's not such a relaxing weekend as I've been procrastinating on a few tasks that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Of course, this weekend started off a little shaky this morning. I didn't really get to sleep in as both Rikku and my bladders had us up at 7. After we were both taken care of, I went back to bed hoping to get a few more winks. About 45 minutes later, I heard a horrid noise from outside - a dog fight. Not at all how I wanted to start the weekend. One of my neighbors has a pit bull that is still quite aggressive. They were out walking and our friends Katelynn and Patrick(dog) were out as well. The pit went after Patrick and put a couple puncture wounds in his leg. Thankfully, I had just received Rikku's emergency preparedness kit - complete with first aid kit - last night. I was able to grab it and patch up Patrick enough that Katelynn could get him to the vet. I usually go back and forth on my views about pit bulls, but today swayed me more to the con side for sure. Patrick is a sweet sweet year-old mutt puppy who wouldn't hurt a fly. He's goofy and sweet and I really hope that he's not psychologically scarred from this incident.
Ugh...anyway. Shaking it off and moving on to nicer subjects...kind of.
I finished the Sumptuous Cowl from the April fibre space stash club kit. I'm not so happy with it. It knitted up fine, and just as it should, but it's basically a big tube of super-bulky yarn. I don't know how to wear it and it just seems to add bulk to my already top-heavy figure. The yarn was pencil roving, so it's not like I can frog the project easily as roving breaks and frays very easily. If I can't figure out how to wear it, I might try to pawn it off on a friend or sew off the open ends, stuff it and make it a pillow. (NB: Roving is what yarn is spun out of. When you see people spinning yarn, the fluffy stuff they're spinning is called roving. Pencil roving is thin unspun fiber - about the width of a pencil. You can spin it into plied yarn - usually a worsted or aran weight - or you can knit with it as bulky.)
The socks are coming along well. I have completed the heel flap and turn and am ready to start the gusset. I was considering trying it on my own, but I think I'll just wait until next Friday to attack it. I may need some hand-holding. The pooling of the colors has come out great - hooray for good self-striping yarn. I did have a little bit of a problem last week with some yarn barf. I had a HUGE tangle of yarn resulting from a poorly wound center-pull ball (wound by me, so it's my fault). I wound up having to cut the yarn in a couple places in order to get it untangled. I now have a nicely wound regular ball of yarn and only a couple places where I've had to splice.
I'm still working on the Seraphim shawl and the World Champ sweater - definitely two LOOOONG term projects. I need to cast on the entrelac for Valli Shepherd and try out my Yankee mitts pattern! :)
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