Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Through the Haze of Yuck, FOs

Mr. T caught a cold. He shared. Yay. I don't get colds very often, maybe once every five years or so. I hate colds. I wouldn't mind being sick if I could sleep through the night. I get very whiny and self-pitying when I have a cold. At least it's a long weekend, so I don't have to worry about getting up early and getting the kids off to school. Between the cold and the loss of a friend who died way too young, I've been a bit off my best. The loss of my friend makes me want to hold my kids tight and tell them how much I love them, but I don't want to get them sick.

On to more pleasant stuff.

I finished Dark and Stormy a little while back. Twice as a matter of fact, since I re-blocked it to make it smaller. It's still a little longer than I'd like, but I'll just wear it with skinny pants and boots to balance the line. I threw it on this morning for a quickie photo shoot before Mr. T had to run off to de-ice his car and try to get to work. As you can see, I didn't even fix my turtleneck:

While the sweater is a smidge big, it's very warm and comfortable. Cozy. Great for snuggling up in on a cold day.

Paper Crane is almost done, too. I sewed up the seams that make that funky shape turn into a sweater -- the ones right over the bust. All I need to do is sew up the sleeves and set them in. I've been too out of it with my cold to think about doing that, but look for it soon.

About the only thing I have been able to do it plain old stockinette socks. Soooo, I finished yet another pair of stripey socks for the knit along:

They're my stripey socks of '80s awesomeness. I love them. The yarn is Continuum, a cashmere blend sock yarn from String Theory Colorworks, in the Event Horizon colorway. I love this yarn and this dyer. She has really interesting stripey colorways like this one, as well as some more plain stripeys. She's amazing to work with, too. Highly recommend the yarn.

So now I'm going to go back to my couch to continue to hack and wheeze and work on more plain stockinette socks until I feel better enough to move on to something else.

1 comment:

kippi said...

love the socks, but the D&S? STUNNING. It's gorgeous and looks fabulous on you. Well done.