Ahh, that’s better. Although Max and Charlie are still inexplicably upset by the sound of my fingers on the aluminum (can someone recommend a material inaudible to small children?) apparently the fact that there’s only one utensil has gained me some mercy. May I present: ‘Since Yesterday, in Still Life.’
That’s right, I’ve managed not-one-but-two of these . . . sleeve-like . . . sleeve-shaped . . . short-sleevy . . . hmm, what could it be? Must wait and see… but after all the knitting, I felt like I was flying when I got my hook back in my hands. I’m sure that part of it is that I have the knitting experience of a crafty ten-year-old, but it is so slooooow. Yes, I’m sure my speed will pick up with practice. Some people really zoom on their needles. (Like Eunny! Of course, she is a knitting genius/deity.) But, unless you’re like Eunny (and please, God, if you’re sending me a present this year, can you make me like Eunny?) it seems to be a lot of work for slow progress. If only the results weren’t so darn appealing, I could drop it. Oh well.
Anyway, said sleeve-like objects above were made using some stashed Simply Soft in Grey Heather (I’m a sucker for a heathered yarn) that I had left over. The first time I touched this yarn I knew that it wanted to be ribbing, and now it is! A lot of beautiful, beautiful ribbing. (Live the dream, yarn!) I love crocheted ribbing, personally. I think it’s one of the most visually appealing textures you can create with a hook. See? Look at the lovely shadows. Mmmm.
And, following up on my resolution to work more with the Simply Soft, I purchased enough in Sage and a delicious Plum Wine to make two somethings for myself.
At Walmart the Sage was all but cleared out (I wonder why), only one lonely skein languishing in the bin. I grabbed the other three at Michael’s. It cost more there, but when I got home I noticed that the skeins from Michael’s had one extra ounce apiece. Hmm, strange. Still, they’re some lovely colors, and I can’t wait to do something with them.