You know how some people say if they won lotto they’d keep working? I’m not one of those people. I would never get bored. My ability to entertain myself is infinite. Yeah I’d probably take some college classes, but other than that my hobbies and interests would keep me busy. Now before you break out your family tree and try to figure out how we’re related, I didn’t win lotto, but I did have 6 days off from the library (I still waited tables 3 nights) and there was no way I was ready to go back to work. But the bills must be paid or there will be no Tivo or yarn and lets face it, I probably can’t live without either.
So what did I do to entertain myself? I mowed the yard, my parents visited for a couple of days, I read two junk fiction books that I wont even bother to blog about, I listen to the first three Harry Potter Audio books and oh yeah, I knit. A lot. I’m surprised that my hand isn’t cramped because usually I’m lucky if I can knit for an hour straight. But as I was dying to know what was gonna happen to Harry I just kept listening, which meant I just kept knitting.
First up! The Lace Tank round two. I wasn’t happy with the Elann Sonata, I had it in my stash and I like the color, but I didn’t like the stitch definition. So I went back to the drawing board for a new yarn. I’d be a lot further a long if I hadn’t spent so much time tinking. Apparently lace and margaritas do not go together. Not even one margarita. 🙂 I love the new yarn, and how it’s coming out.
The Drop Stitch Lace Tank is blocked and really really done this time. I’ll try to get a picture sometime soon, but this week is looking to be a very busy one.
I started on the shoulder straps for Mentionable so hopefully in the next two weeks I’ll be able to declare that done.
Last but not least – Clapotis Round Two! Even though I frogged my first attempt (I want to use the yarn for something different) I loved the pattern so I searched high and low (ok I just look at a LOT of flickr pictures) to see what yarns other people used. I went with Andean Silk in Olive, it feels so soft in the balls, but I think I have sensitive skin. It feels a bit itchy to me, plus it seems to shed. This worries me, I mean it’s alpaca and silk and some merino, does this mean I’m going to have a problem with alpaca and merino in general? Because eeeek! and crap! I guess I’d better look at my copy of No Sheep for You again.