Sunday, April 13, 2008

Back to knitting

All the girl energy that enlivened the house for the last week has gone. Alison drove back to KC today and it is just Gary and me again. But before she left, I finished the socks started several months ago.

See how happy she is, especially since they are not wool.

Actually, I really didn't enjoy knitting them because of the yarn. It was Fixation, which is a blend of cotton and elastic, and it was pretty hard on the hands.

I also finished the Kauni Cardigan too. It had been virtually done for several weeks, but I kept putting off the finishing details- tacking down the steeks inside and weaving in the loose ends. But I tackled it, washed and blocked it, and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I hope it doesn't get too warm in the next week, so I can wear it.

The other big news is that I have entered the IPOD world. My new 8GB Nano is so cute- don't you think so. While Alison was here, we set up Itunes and loaded lots of music. It is a really eclectic mix of rock, folk, showtunes, easy listening. Tomorrow morning I will be walking and giving it a real tryout.

1 comment:

Iron Needles said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean about 'girl energy'. Sometimes I feel it when they just leave the room!
Love the sweater. Looks beyond my capabilities...or patience...or both.