Hey everybody! We’re home. We had a great time on our cruise. It was a little cold the first few days and I got a little sick. Not seasick, though, just a bad sore throat and a little sinus infection, although I did lose my voice at the end of the trip (first time in years). Then I got really sick when we got home. Lots of coughing, no fun.
I don’t want to do a full cruise post until I talk to our friends and make sure they’re OK with me putting their pictures on the internet. Just in case they care about that kind of thing. I do have a bunch of crafty finished objects to post about, though. To break it up a little bit and make it easier to read, I’m going to do the knitting in this post and everything else in the next post (all today, though).
So, I knit these slippers for my Grandma ages ago. Like, um, they were supposed to be her Mother’s Day present. She saw them on Mother’s Day, with one needing the white i-cord trim and both needing straps (or so I thought). I finished up the i-cord trim a few days later and then they sat in my knitting basket, waiting for me to take them over to her house to ask her where she wanted the Mary Jane-style strap to go. Finally, at Christmas, I throw them in my bag to take to Idaho, knowing I’ll see her then. Turns out she didn’t want straps at all. Sheesh.
Maine Morning Mitts, or “the post-Sadie’s blanket recovery project.” Great pattern, quick knit, love them. I made them out of Silk Garden instead of Kureyon. It was the yarn from the Noro striped scarf project (not really failed, per se, I ripped out the couple rows I had before I really got started). I thought the silk in it would feel better than the pure wool on my hands.
Mitts in action. Sorry it’s a night shot – I had to wait until Aaron was home.
I’ve been trying to find a pattern for this yarn (Misti Alpaca Worsted) for ages (see the failed Koolhaas hat attempt). The pattern is My So Called Scarf, which was a little tricky at first. I figured it out, though, after watching a YouTube video I found through Ravelry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKpuUxVbQtc). from a year ago). This seems to be working out, though. I like the zig-zag its doing all by itself. This is my whenever project, as in “whenever I’m not doing something else.”
All right, no new knitting other than the Misti scarf. I have a couple unfinished sweaters I need to pick up before it gets too warm to work on them again. Oh yeah, and a couple baby blankets to start soon!