Sleepy! Ringing! New Yarn!

Work on Willistead's mate (Ravelry link) continues, albeit slowly. I cast on for him yesterday and started the cuff, but I had a show to attend, so I had to put him down for the evening. Said show was just about the loudest one I've ever seen and I did not leave unscathed. My poor ears are still ringing slightly now -- I should also mention that I was at the back of the venue. So between being sleepy and ringing, today was a particularly unproductive knitting day, as is evidenced here: I barely made it into the colourwork portion of the cuff. Rest assured, though, when this mitten starts going up it'll go up fast and be over before I know it. Round about that time (if not sooner) the pattern will be released and then anyone and everyone can make their very own pair of Willisteads (fingers crossed that this day is not too far off.)

Oh, and look what came in the mail today, courtesy of the effervescent Bertha:Right to left, that's Yarntini sock yarn in Gimlet and precious, precious Sock Hop in Magic Carpet Ride. The latter might be the only yarn I have ever encountered that I honestly do not want to knit. I mean, I will, eventually, I'm sure of it. But for now I'm leaving it be. Thanks so much, Bertha!

Bertha and I recently we did a swap where I traded her one completely knit Dream Twister sock and the rest of the yarn required to knit the mate in exchange for sock yarn. You've already met my new yarn, so Here's her new sock: This is one intense sock, and I was happy to only have to knit one of them. I think Bertha will be pleased to only have to knit one of them, too! Enjoy your sock, lady!

4 comments:

Adriana said...

Lucky Bertha and lucky Jane! That yarn is beyond delicious and that sock is stunning.

Bertha said...

I can honestly say this is the first time I've ever been described as effervescent. I am glad you like the yarn! I know, the Sock Hop was way too pretty for me to knit too, which is why it was still in my stash when you inquired about it! It will make a gorgeous something, someday. I can't wait to get my sock!

Celina said...

Those are just Gorgeous mittens, thanks so much for posting the link on Ravelry! And thanks for the free sea mineral mittens, they are lovely too.

Em said...

I'm kind of surprised the Spiritualized show was so loud -- I decided to skip out on their show in Buffalo because the new record seemed too quiet. Guess I was *wrong*.