The sun has finally come out! The cherry trees are blooming, and the time is right for a yellow scarf. Mr. T took the boys out to play golf today, so I got to knit, bake scones, and talk to my MIL on the phone (she's chatty).
As a result, the knitting on Ishbel is done, but it isn't blocked yet. This was a fun and fast knit. It would have gone even faster if my week hadn't gotten rather complicated by surprise visits from my brother (he needs babysitting). Here's Ishbel in it's sad, unblocked state:
It looks so small! I can't wait to see it blocked. I hope it's big enough... Apparently, my brother will be back here for two more nights this week, and plans to bring a colleague. More babysitting. Less knitting. Yay!
Now I need to get back to the Fall Sliding socks. I was doing the gusset increases when I got distracted by Ishbel, so here's where they are now:
I really like this pattern. I need to get moving on these, because I'm also doing a sock KAL for the new Cookie A. book. The book is due to arrive Monday, and I need to choose which yarn I'm going to use for the KAL. Here are my choices:
From left to right, all Wollmeise: Terra de Siena, Herzblut, and Frosch. Pros and cons: the Terra is in the same color family as the Smooshy that I'm currently using, but I like it; the Herzblut is kind of bright, but I have four of them to use up; and I love the Frosch and don't know if I want to use it yet. I have a couple of days before the KAL starts, so please vote! Tell me which one I should use.
Finally, remember those two skeins of gorgeous black and purple Sundig und Verrucht lace I posted recently? Now I only have one. I traded one of them for a skein of Poison No. 5 lace, just as gorgeous and dramatic, but brighter:
Ignore the giant cat hair out front. I thought I had removed that, but I guess not.
Now that Spring has sprung, so have my allergies. Even the Claritin isn't helping. In the meantime, this is the last week before Spring Break. The kids are getting pre-vacation fatigue, the laziness that comes in anticipation of some time off. I promised Sr. Jr. I'd bake him a cherry pie if he got all As this quarter, so I need to check the calendar to see when report cards come out. I'm pretty sure he's going to come home demanding pie.