First, I got some DVD swag for posting stuff on Instagram for "The Second Annual DVD Monthly Sock Club".....5 mini skeins, yarn scissors, and a DVD canvas bag!
Then, I ordered some "Fringe Tape" yarn....this stuff is expensive (it is like $22 for 12 yards that is like $1.83 a yard! WOW!). It is for my Knit Swirl cardigan that I started in 2011.....more on that later.
Then, I got a non knitting related stash enhancement....a new belly ring.....I know what you are thinking...Why does an over weight middle aged woman have a belly piercing? Because she got it when she was 32 and much thinner and I think it looks funny without a belly ring in it. Anyway, my other curved belly ring was starting to bother me, so was just 'looking' and saw this circle kind and fell in love with it....it has a little 4 leaf clover for luck!
That is it for stash enhancements......so what did I actually knit on this week? Not much! Last week I said that I wanted to work on my Scamper Socks....so I pulled them out and realized that I had some trouble with my cast on, so I had to frog the cast on, and restarted one of them....I am enjoying the pattern!
I worked a little on my DVD socks....but I have to be honest, I am not digging working on these when the blue is always coming off on my hands....I just want to get them finished!
I also did a couple of stripes on Paige's big blanket but did not snap a picture....here is an old picture in case you forgot what it looks like. I have about 10 stripes done....I will either be going to 15 or 17 stripes...I am not sure yet.
I pulled out my Knit Swirl project from 2011...no, that is not a typo....it is from 5 years ago....I started this Knit Swirl before I started this blog! I still love the pattern as much as I did before and really want to finish it. Darlene is going to make one too....in brown. Anyway, this is the reason I wanted to buy the Fringe Tape Yarn above. I just realized that I have not even put the Fringe Tape yarn up against the regular yarn...gosh, I hope it matches! It was the only red they had.....Here is what the Knit Swirl Looks Like....
Lastly, I worked on my Spire.....I am really struggling through the lace portion of this...I am 5 rows behind on my personal little chart of how much I need to knit each day...each row is over 600 stitches....so while I knit almost all weekend on this, it really does not seem like I knit that much (at least not to me)...the top pictures shows me trying to stretch out the lace while knitting in the truck coming back from the lease (Jaime and I went to the deer lease this weekend...it was wonderfully peaceful)
Well, that is just about all I have as far as knitting this week. I did get to see Antonio 2 nights this past week....I had not seen him for a while (and really missed him). He had gone on a field trip to Clay Casa and got this tile made with his hand print on it....I think he may be the next Picasso....LOL....Paige let me have it (yeah!):
Have a fabulous week!
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!