This weekend, the dogs spent most of the time here:
Jason and I are nothing but suckers for the old dogs. Even though one is young and fits on a pillow, the other, much older dog, suckers us into letting him on the couch, which leaves room for no one else. When I did try to sit on the couch, I ended up with itchy eyes, which led me to take my contacts out for the first time since September (shh!) and this morning, when I woke up, everything was blurry and it took me a few
minutes hours to find my new contacts. My eyes are really red, and I’m going in for an interview at 1, which I know will make me look like I totally hit the bottle last night. Thanks, allergies!
A few knitting items:
- I finished the Broad Street mittens, Misti Alpaca Sportweight in some sort of reddish color. I like the result, but felt that the patterns was not necessarily the most well written pattern I’ve ever used – and its HUGE. Since its made for hands that are rather large, I had to downsize the pattern. The Alpaca, while really soft and nice, isn’t exactly glove material, since it doesn’t pick up well. In person, these look like a five year old knit them, but since they ARE soft and warm (and its 10 degrees outside right now) I’ll wear them. I also plan to make them again – one in black for me, one set in brown for Jason. But I plan to really modify the pattern to adjust for its wonkiness.
- I also finished Fetching for my mom (don’t look mom!) and LOVE them so much. Downside the needles a bit, but loved the result. I used a new Peruvian yarn called Miski, which is 100% Baby Llama. I immediately cast on for my own pair right when I finished the first pair!
I’m having trouble with pictures, so feel free to go look at them on Flickr.