I needed a break from all the fuzzy pinkness that is this Christmas present. Progress is good, but it's so hot and humid that I need to put it away until cooler temps. The angora is just annoying to work with in the heat and I don't want to put that energy into the present.
So I cast on for another scarf. This is a Christmas present for one of my sisters - I'm not saying which one in case she's reading this....whomever it is, had better act surprised when she opens it! I really struggled with this one - I must have cast on 7 different patterns. The yarn is so strongly (and wonderfully) dyed that it overpowered all of the patterns I tried. I finally went back to one of my favourite designs - it was just perfect.
I'm about 1/2 way done - it's knitting up quickly (thank goodness) because there is a long line of presents to be done that is starting to get a bit scary!
I had an able assistant in pinning it out - unfortunately the lack of opposable thumbs did hamper her efforts somewhat
I'm taking part in the Spindlers August Challenge. This is my first attempt at it - I'm not all that thrilled with the plying so I'm doing some more in the hopes that I get better at it before the end of August when the final project is due. If I don't get it done in time, this will be my entry. The theme is Rainforest and these greens were perfect for it.
And some more kitty porn I swear she was "striking a pose" for me this afternoon.
Eventually the patience ran out - I swear she said "Enough picture taking human - feed me before I come and shed all over your nice scarf"
What's the 237 Days in the title mean? That's how many days until Christmas. Let the freak out officially begin!