A photo of my long finished “Rhinebeck Wrap”….This has been finished since before Rhinebeck, but I had yet to photograph it. The pattern is The Anthropologie Inspired Wrap by Mary Richmond and I used Cascade 220. It’s a great pattern, fast and flawless. I omitted the buttons, purely from laziness and I’m ok with that. I get a ton of compliments, bribes and threats to steal this from me when I wear it to work – which makes me think I might want to make a back up just in case. It really is such a great knit to wear and Mary did a great job writing the pattern.
The cooler weather that we’re mostly getting – and I say mostly because today it’s supposed to reach 65 degrees – weird weather for November in Northwest New Jersey – has really got me itching to cast on project after project. Or it could be that I just ripped out almost an entire Aleita Shell, and subconsciouly feel the need to make up for such a thing by casting on as many projects as it takes to forget the ripping of it. It was a definite learning experience. I learned, at last, that Linen type yarns and I are not a good match. It does not flatter my muffin tops at ALL. Not nearly as forgiving as good ole wool. After trying it on, I think it was best for both of us to just call it a day. Of course, I still want a knit vest and after doing a looky loo around, settled on this
Ribbing. Not much of a vest. I know. But it’s the beginnings of the Honeycomb Vest, using Silky Wool. I really love knitting with this yarn – and Friday was a short day at work, so what else could I do after spending thursday night ripping out a knit, but drive down to A Yarn For All Seasons – she has such a lovely shop. I did call ahead to make sure she was open and had a good selection of Silky Wool. And I wasn’t disappointed. I managed to get this color, talked myself out of buying it in red too (I’m still wondering if I made the right decision on that), found buttons for my Redhook and also found a copy of Evelyn Clarks Knitting Lace Triangles book. I wish that shop was busier – it’s sad to see a shop that nice, so empty without classes going on, or knitters hanging out knitting.
Friday morning, I pulled my favorite brown socks out of the drawer and noticed I blew out another darn heel! And it’s not a little hole. It’s a huge, gaping chasm that is just, well HUGE. I rarely don’t have socks on the needles so I set about to cast on for a basic pair of socks….
I browsed around for a simple pattern, just couldn’t settle on anything so I just started fiddling with different width ribs and voila – the Replacement Socks are in progress. This Jawoll Silk comes with a small spool of reinforcement thread which I’m going to give a try – It can’t hurt, can it?
Because apparently, I’m totally getting sucked into starting everything at once, I have plans for casting on another sweater type vest and Bridgewater’s yarn should be in the mail on the way to me. And I’ve decided to make a few quick hats for some gifts this year – with particular peoples heads in mind, but unpostable.
Lastly, just a little holler out to anyone who can help me out with a conflict. Did you ever had a bad experience with a person, so bad in fact, that it almost left you with a nervous condition, and whenever you see or hear mention of the person (and their apparent good fortunes, accolades, accomplishments etc.) you struggle with the feelings of “if only everyone knew what I knew about them, blah blah blah”??? I feel terrible every time this happens – and I’m sad that I know a certain facet of this person that a few know, but much more don’t – and don’t get me wrong – I don’t want anyone else to know that bad side. But I struggle with the feelings of dislike, so strong that it takes me a few minutes to remember that what comes around goes around, etc. Or even more, that everyone has bad moments, and maybe I was the unwitting recipient of one of Their bad moments and they’re really not that bad…..? But what I’d really like is to just LET IT GO….how do you do that? I’m usually pretty good at moving on, live and let live, getting on with it, suck it up cupcake, but this one…..just sticks with me. Anyone have one of those do hickey devices like in Men in Black? Anyone?