I could wait for the sun to come out to take and post these photos, but I won’t. I could wait until I have finished more than a little bit of each of these projects to show them to you, but I don’t want to. I could wait to post at all until I am not so antsy, but I can’t. So here I am, and here they are:
This is a little scarf I am knitting with a pretty pear-colored fiber blend I got from Spirit Trail Fiberworks. It’s Cotswold/CVM/Alpaca roving that spun up with a sweet texture, and I plied it sort of willy-nilly on purpose. Well, in reality, I just wanted to spin spin spin, so I let the fiber do what it wanted to do, and I ended up with this nice yarn. The pattern is the Corrugator Scarf, and I’m using size 8 needles. I think. I’m apporaching the knitting sort of willy-nilly, too. I have 280 yards spun up so far, and if I get to the end and the scarf looks nice, then I’ll stop there. Otherwise, I’ll try to replicate my “approach” and spin more yarn.
Socklessness can last only so long before it begins to gnaw at me, so I pulled some yarn out of a bag and began the Spring Forward socks from Knitty. The yarn is — surprise! — Sundara Sock in Sea Green over Willow. The pattern is easy to memorize and fast to knit, only I made a little error on one row halfway down the cuff. Don’t tell anyone, but I left it there, because does it really matter if the YO’s are one stitch off on one half of one row of a sock? I thought not.
Last but not least, here is the Narragansett Bay Scarf that matches the hat I finished last week. I got this far when the sock urge took over, so it’s waiting until I finish the first sock. I played around with needles and drape for quite a while before I settled on size 6’s for the Buffalo Gals yarn. I’m pleased with it so far.
The clock is ticking ever so slowly today, just because I am waiting for a phone call. I’m hoping that the nurse at Dr. Pearl’s office will tell me when I’ll get to start chemotherapy. I’ve been scheduled to have a port implanted (or inserted or installed or whatever the technical term is) on September 4th, and that has to happen first, so I’m assuming… I’ll be participating in an interesting study, so there is paperwork and stuff to take care of, but I passed all my tests with flying colors and I’m ready to go. Why wait?