Well, it’s been a nice week so far. The weather has been great, I had time to spend with friends, and I was able to get a lot accomplished around the house (including knitting).
I finished the Capucine hat. This was a wonderful knit. It was a very easy pattern and I loved the yarn. I used Noro Kogarashi in color 10 with a size 10 needle. The yarn is silk and wool. It was a very fast knit. I knit the hat in one day and did the tassels later. I may just do another one of these. This will keep my head and ears warm this winter. It makes a big difference when you love the yarn you are using.
I finally blocked the Sugared Violets Shawl. I used size 6 needles with The Sanguine Gryphon’s Traveler yarn in Gaudi House. I really love this shawl.
I couldn’t resist buying some yarn this week. I got Bugga yarn from the Sanguine Gryphon. Colors are Blue Emperor Dragonfly, Autumn Tiger Beetle, and Tulip Tree Beauty.
I was also able to get yarn from the Numma Numma update last Friday. She had a new yarn called Happy Hour, which is 50% wool and 50% silk. I got two skeins in that base: Anise and Julep. I couldn’t resist a skein of the Usual in After Dinner Mint. You can tell that I like the color green and I am beginning to love silk mixed with wool.
I am working hard to get the basic sock completed using Abstract Fiber in time for the end of Summer of Socks 2011. Only problem is that I keep dropping stitches. Hopefully, I am back on track. Off to try and finish one sock tonight.