Happy birthday to me! My big birthday treat to myself is that I am going back to acupuncture after a years absence. With all of the changes taking place these days, Chris in school, me working & starting school… it is a good time for me to go to center and balance my Chi! Hehehe I LOVED acupuncture! I have my first appointment today!
No real new knitting news. Went to the stitch and bitch last night at Julie’s, it was a pretty big turnout, and a lot of fun. I mostly worked on the laptop bag for Chris. I did spend a few moments looking at, and talking about my fingerless lace-up gloves, the first 4 rows just don’t look right to me, and my cast on looks funky. The pattern has you cast on, knit a row, then start eyelet pattern in St st. But the next row becomes the RS row, & the previous row was a knit row… it just looks weird. I may go ask for a professional opinion today. That means you Janis! : ‘)
The laptop bag is looking good, I am really happy with the color scheme. I have a hard time with random striping, as with most things I tend to over think it. After learning intarsia, & to weave in the tails as I work, it is making changing colors when striping so much easier. When I’m done with the bag, I’ll be DONE with the bag!!! No weaving to be done! ☺
This little ball of pink beauty is Prisms Tulle in Lipstick. It reminds me of Cyndi Lauper, circa 1981!! I am knitting it up for a store sample, yes I get paid to knit samples. I cannot decide how I want to work it to best suit it! My default is a drop stitch kinda thing, that just seems so overdone as far as novelty ribbon yarn goes. Opinions??!!
Yesterday I had a crochet lesson. It was subsidized by article pract. It was for the employees who wanted to learn crochet. The instructor was a cool chick named Suzanna, who had some of the coolest crocheted items I had ever seen. I must say, crochet was much harder for me then knitting was at first. When I was first learning to knit, I pretty much just picked up the needles started knitting. But crochet was a little strange, for one thing, I had to hold the yarn in my left hand (I am a thrower when I knit), and then there is that little thing about only having one stick to work with!! : ) In the photo of my crochet swatch that big hump on the end is supposed to be a bobble, other than that, my swatch was relatively uniform and square. Susanna said that I had really good tension, so at least there’s that. It was a lot of fun. I definitely need to practice a lot more.
And the Shriner badge is here, just because I like it, a lot!! It's from one of the Estate sales over th eweekend.