Anyway, my knitting mojo is slightly better lately. I started a simple diagonal stitch scarf pattern that I found on Ravelry.
This yarn is Colinette Tao. It's 100% silk and one of the goodies that I splurged on when my LYS went out of business. Since I first got it I've been trying to find a pattern that worked well with it. The reason is the colorway, it's called "Moss" and it's mostly a pretty sagey, silvery colorway but there are also "pinkish" spots mixed in it. They make it look like I've spilled Kool-Aid on myself by accident when the pattern is too closely knit. I finally decided that opening it up may help and it does. I just hope it blocks okay. I'm still not sure how to treat this, it says to "hand wash" and I don't usually wear anything until I've cleaned it, but this may be a "spritzer" one because I'm just to chicken to emerse "silk" in water! I'm also going to knit it shorter than I usually would to compensate for any stretching. That seems to be a famous trait of silk as well. We shall see. I just hope I don't ruin it! Oh yea, to knit with this...it's a DREAM (especially after that Malabrigo, oy).
It's like Buttahh.
I also started some stash socks out of some All Things Heather. This particular one is a merino/tencel blend that I picked up at my LYS - The Yarn Haven.
I'm really not sure about how this looks knit up. The colors just look so..so.. . (And my terrible pictures don't help!) Honestly, It looked a LOT prettier in the hank. I know it's not one of the "great" ones when neither of my girls is asking me twenty million times "Can I have those?" I do like that it's smooth and it's also firmer than usual sock yarns (it's the tencel) but I'm still knitting it up on my size 1 circ. (Magic Loop AGAIN! I'm SOOO addicted.) Maybe I should've overdyed it....oh well. I'll wear them.
This is probably the 4th pair of socks I've started. I know it shouldn't be so hard but I'm very indecisive these days. I've searched Ravelry to death with my stash yarns, and yes, I have found things, but even when I start something I lose my oomph for some reason. I'm going to finish these though. I just have to finish something! Maybe then this spell will be broken!
I AM doing well with my walking though (Yea ME!). At least there's something that's working out! I've also quit drinking soda again (Yea ME AGAIN!!). With my gallbladder acting up it just seemed like it would help.
It's very late so I'm going to shut up and go to bed. Happy Knitting.
PS. Julie, I'm so jealous that you're going to Rome!!!! You need to call me with all the details!! (And bring me a cute italian guy home! ) ahahahah! Just kidding!!!!! Laurie had a blast there when she got to go. You gotta take a million pictures!