No? Yeah. Me either.
So to celebrate – I have a few pics to share today – one FO and a nearly done sock.
Pattern: Charlotte's Web Shawl from Koigu in Apple Laine reds (5 skeins plenty left over to add to a sock but not enough for a pair). This was a really fun knit after I clued into the "put a marker after every repeat and your life will be much much better" rule. Now I just want to give it away because frankly? I find it a bit too small for my liking. And I'm done with it too. Wierd isn't it...to covet a pattern and work so hard on it? I guess that makes me a process knitter?
The Yarn Harlot's sock recipe from Knitting Rules in a since discontinued Simple Stripes from KnitPicks. These are knitting up super super fast. It is either because I am using 2.75mm instead of ...um...whatever I used for the last pair - or I am getting much faster. Either way, watching the colours change and the nifty not-quite-fair-isle-so-that's-why-it-was-so-cheap white bits show up makes for an entertaining knit. The only thing is that they are a bit narrow, but fit Madeline though not for long. I have some more in another colourway I'll try but only if the yarn softens up a bit after a good wash. It seems a bit prickly.
So that's kinda all she wrote. I am off work tomorrow after it was not unkindly suggested that I might want to relax for a day before the constant "please god let me die before I have to change the damned documents again!" drove my co-workers to commit mass suicide or murder me savagely. My plan is laundry (so we can be sure to survive the deep freeze with no risk of frostbite to the naked bits), cooking some freeze-able stuff for the next week (seems I am a better parent when making dinner is easy) and maybe a wee little side trip to an LYS or two for some fondling and coveting.