There are apparently several random things on my mind, so how about a Random Wednesday post?
Random thing #1 – The moon must be retrograde in the customer service house or something. Between non-delivered train tickets, hotel reservations gone astray and reimbursements from large educational institutions that never showed, it’s a wonder I have any money or sanity left lately. Is it just me?
Random thing #2 – I really hate knitting the sleeves of the Boatneck bluebell.
They are done flat instead of in the round and it is driving me crazy. I’m also not ever on the right row it seems although they are coming out just like the picture. Go figure. If I wasn’t so far into the first sleeve I would rip it out and do it in the round. I don’t get why the designer chose to do things this way. The only thing I can think of is that the bell sleeve needs the support of a seam. Thoughts?
Random thing #3 – HWJF has the flu. Rather badly in fact. While being concerned for his well being I am also somewhat afraid for my own. I certainly don’t need to be coming down with it as I drive to Rhode Island next week. So far so good. I’m going heavy on the vitamin C and trying to get some good rest. Keep your fingers crossed for us both, will ya?
Random thing #4 – Since HWJF was coming down with this on Sunday we didn’t go out so I decided to hit the dye pot. I got my dye kitchen set up.
And went to work. I dyed some superwash merino that I plan on spinning and knitting into a sweater for my best friend’s first kid who should be arriving in early May. They just found out it’s a girl, so I wanted to do something with pinks and purples. Wouldn’t you know, I screwed up the first batch.
The one time I *don’t* want blue, what do I grab?
Luckily I had more fiber so I fixed the mistake on the second batch. I just hope it’s enough fiber to make the sweater. Here’s how it came out:
Clicky to biggie as always.
I drafted up a little bit of it and I think it’s going to work out pretty well. Here’s how the “mistake” came out:
Simba decided the fiber couldn’t hog the spotlight alone. I actually really like how this came out, just wasn’t what I wanted for this particular project.
Random thing #5 – I started the hat the other night. It has a bit of a braid that was a serious PITA. No pics just yet.
I think that’s enough for today. Hope you are warm and doing fun fibery things wherever you are!
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