Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday 7

1) I finished up another pair of uber-adorable baby socksI have been sticking to gender neutral yarn choices, but baby has been born and it's a boy. I want to do one more pair - probably blue or green - and then I'll get them sent off.

2) When not working on baby socks, I've been making great progress on my BlackRose socks. If I stick to it, I should be able to get them done today. But.. it's hard to say if I will stick to it.

3) Tomorrow is a holiday, so at the very least, I'll probably get them done this weekend.

4) I haven't touched Bitteroot. I haven't been in the mood. But I want to get moving on it, because I'm itching to cast on for the Crow Waltz Shawl again. I didn't like the way the Regia was knitting up for the edging, so I commissioned Mom to dye up some different yarn for me.

This is our Sophisticat - a sport weight Alpaca Silk blend that I haven't gotten around to dying up and getting into the shop. The colour is Chimney Sweep and I think it will work perfect with the handspun.

5) I also have another skein... well ball.... I haven't shown you yet. It's a Top Cat Stripey:This was an accident skein (Mom's - not mine, for once!) I told Mom how to fix it, but she still didn't think it was good enough (not enough contrast between the two colours) to put in the shop. But I thought it was perfect for stripey socks for Dave. It doesn't have a name though... any suggestions?

6) Mom's been busy dying yarn, and I did some last weekend... expect a shop update in the near future (including our new Twinkle Cat GOLD!!!!)

7) I gave notice at my job on Friday. I have a new job in the big city (Mississauga). It starts on March 7th, and will mean a move in a few months. I'm going to miss this small town, and my little townhouse. But I'll only be an hour away, and Ill be back frequently to dye yarn.

It means a better opportunity for me, and less commuting for Dave. If we can save enough to buy a house, the sacrifice will be well worth it!


Rhonda said...

I thought maybe there was something you weren't telling me when I saw all the baby sock knitting! :(

Monika said...

Wow- big plans ahead of you!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Colour? Dark currents.

Congratulations on the new job and good luck with the house hunting! A shorter commute is always a good thing.

Delusional Knitter said...

Congrats on the new job!

Tess said...

That's a big change (the new job and the move)! But it sounds like it's the right time for you :) The yarns are just gorgeous - I love that blue/black blend.

Knitting Linguist said...

P.S. It was me who left that comment, not my daughter Tess!

Phyl said...

Good luck in your new job.
And just FYI, I love that colorway that she thought was yukky.
Just sayin'......