I decided to send something that felt fabulous, and wait on the interesting pattern scarf. This is what I sent:
Peruvian Tweed 100% alpaca. (660yds @$27....quite the value)
cast on 90 stitches, k10, p10, follow pattern as presented until you run out of yarn.
It creates this wonderful accordion like fabric that spreads out horizontally to a hood or shoulder shawl, or hanging vertically, collapses down to a scarf. It's soft, wonderful, and I already had it made.
Thanks to all that sent patterns. I look forward to trying them.
Maybe with my hat a day knitting plan, I should do a scarf a week....just as soon as I finish the sweater repairs on my desk and finish the sweaters for Mom and Dad.
I'm attempting my first sock. It's been an interesting challenge as it's my first attempt to use double points. After a very awkward start it's coming along ok. I'm following Silver's Sock Class.
To make it a little easier for a first attempt I'm using worsted weight yarn on size 6 DPNs. I'm saving the sport weight cotton yarn for a "good" pair of socks once I get the technique down. Right now I have a roughly 2.5 inch long ribbed tube which will eventually be the 5 inch top of the sock. If nothing else this heavier wool should make a decent house sock.
Today I placed an order for Knit Picks Options circular needles kit as well as the pumpkin orange Eagle knitting tote. With the express shipping they should be here Monday or Tuesday. I'm looking forward to trying out the Options.
Ah well, back to the sock. If it doesn't come out too horribly I'll post a pic once it's finished.
To repeat the comments of Tom H. . . thanks to the guys who showed up last night for the chat open house. Several newer guys were there, along with a few of us who have been around for the past year or so. We had a great time. And, we missed several of you that have been reqular chatters in the past.
Hopefully, another chat open house will be set up in the near future.
Ok, I did not join this group for this, just wanted to state that first. So here goes.
I work for AIDS Delaware and it is very cold where we are right now. Many of our clients come into the office dressed improperly for the weather. This is not becasue they do not care but becasue they are usually indegent and cannot afford to get some things that they need. We actually have a food closted and a personal products closet set up for them. For many of our clients who are just out of jail/prison or very poor financially and educationally, we are what keeps them going and we barely do that.
Thanks to all the guys who showed up in chat last night for the group chat. It was fun. Nice to hear about what you're up to - and the projects you're currently knitting.
Missed all you guys who live anywhere near Eastern Standard Time. Would have loved to meet you in chat. Maybe next time.
Thanks, Parrot, for organizing the chat last night.