The right mitt was my first attempt at fair isle one and a half years ago. It sucked. The left mitt, which I just finished yesterday, turned out much better. Even stitches, even tension. I blocked the two together and while the right one improved, the difference between them is still noticeable.
Lumpy right mitten on the left, awesome left mitten on the right. (Guess I wasn’t paying attention when I put them down to photograph!)
Awesome left mitten on the left, lumpy right mitten on the right.
I have a few dresses to finish today and tomorrow I’ll be out and about. Hope you all have a great weekend!
I started the Sidewalk Shawl last week during the opening ceremonies. It took a while for me to get used to the written instructions (charts are my preference) but I got the hang of it after a repeat. So far I’m “meh” about the project. I was going to power through it but I think I have to set it aside and work on something else.
I finished my pullover (based off this one by Vince) a few weeks ago and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Definitely worth my time and the best part? The yarn was free.
Today I went to The Griddle Cafe with Katie and it was amazing. I ordered the Black Magic Pancakes and was shocked when the waiter brought them out. Seriously, 12″ in diameter. And there were three. She was a lot more responsible and ordered a waffle.
Now I’m off to re-knit these mittens. Lily and Hugo will be nearby, I’m sure. Happy Friday!
My actual birthday was last Monday but the real celebration took place Saturday at The Magic Castle. I had really high expectations going in and, thankfully, it didn’t disappoint.
We were required to have dinner at the castle but after we were free to wander. On our way to one of the main shows we found a guy sitting at a table by himself. When we realized he was a magician we asked for some magic and he obliged. I assisted in a few of his tricks but felt too much pressure. I was over analyzing the simplest commands like “pick a card” or “stick your finger through this cigar cutter”. When that was finished we caught two main shows and two smaller acts.
Even though each performer made it very clear that whatever we saw was an illusion or sleight of hand, I still found myself asking “WHAT? HOW?” after every act.
It was just a great time and if any of you have the opportunity to go, GO.
My family booked this months ago. I was warned well in advance they have a strict dress code but didn’t bother checking until a week before. Luckily I still had enough time to make a dress.
To end the week I went to Father’s Office with my siblings. They’re known for the Office Burger which is rated one of the best in the world. While I wasn’t blown away by it, my brother teared up after the first bite. I’m not kidding.
Hope all of you had a great week!
I can’t pretend this one didn’t suck. When the shading started I kept getting this strange feeling in my left leg that made me want to flex it. That lead to a lot of different poses and at one point I even had my legs crossed. It was, hands down, the most painful tattoo. I was actually surprised at how bad it was because I remember thinking, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be” when he did my other pit.
I didn’t have anyone with me so for the first hour and a half I was staring at the ceiling. The last half hour I pulled out my phone and browsed instagram and twitter. The distraction made a hell of a difference but I felt kind of rude. (Do you guys bring something or someone to distract you while getting tattooed?)
It’s still swollen (feels like a roll of coins is shoved in my pit when I put my arm down) but other than that it’s lookin’ good.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
You guys, I’m working on a merino pullover.
Possibly the worst time to knit such a thing but it was one of those projects that needed to be started right away.
I’m already at the neck shaping (it’s worked bottom up) and hope to have it finished soon.
Hope you all have lovely weekend!