Today, Monday, has surely lived up to its reputation! I STILL have no internet or network connection in my new office, which leaves my hands literally tied and is causing me to become very close friends with my CDRW disk! Everything I do has to be saved to the disk and brought to a computer that IS connected to be printed! Web Page updating is out of the question – I have no choice but to live with it, for the time being, until it gets straightened out.
I came home, picked up, cleaned the bathroom YET AGAIN and made dinner, (Chili Soup which is actually more like a stew – yummy and hearty – the recipe came from my paternal Grandmother in Ohio. If any of you are interested, I’d be happy to post it, along with a picture, if I can get one before it’s all gone!) cleaned the kitchen and took a nice looooooong, hot shower. Then on to the BEST part of the day….. I excitedly grabbed my dpn’s and my Queensland yarn, settled into a comfy chair with a nice warm afghan and cast on THE socks! As soft and wonderful as the Llama Seta is, the Kathmandu is not. It is somewhat coarse and irregular….. not initially great to work with, but I was optimistic. I knit a 2×2 rib for a few inches and FROGGED – I repeated this process THREE TIMES! I am now sitting here at the computer and the evil, Evil, EVIL wool is on the other side of the room with some pointy sticks skewering it!!!!!!!!!!!!
On a brighter note I have joined a new KAL!Multidirectional Knitting – I can’t wait to give it a try. “Learn to knit in continuous modules without having to cut yarn or pick up stitches. The moderator, Iris Schreier, author of MODULAR KNITS (Lark, 2005) and co-founder of Artyarns, will offer free patterns as well as assistance and lots of photos for inspiration.” I’m excited about this – I love to try new things!
I have a question for those of you out there in blogland…. I use bamboo dpn’s the majority of the time as the metal ones (especially the smaller sizes) seem to bother my hands/shoulder when I knit with them. I mostly have Clover’s but the size I needed for the CURSED SOCKS this evening were Plymouth. I found them to be so MUCH smoother than the Clover, the yarn, as nasty as it was, just slid right along. Is this a fluke? are the Plymouth all like this? Just curious – I liked them a lot.
I’m off to bed to dream of more compliant, less evil yarn!