Saturday, April 07, 2007

Presents and Progress

After my little skiiing (if you can call what I was doing skiing) accident my knitting was curtailed for a bit. I did figure out how to knit without using my right thumb, but it was more exhausting. Anyway, all is well again.


I was so excited to get my mail the other day! I finally got my late birthday present (birthday was March 1) from Bob. He got me exactly what I asked for PLUS the yarn for my new SKC KAL. :) I got the Knit Picks Options Needle Set: Tips in sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5 and 11, 2 - 24" cables and 2 - 32" cables, end caps (to use the cables as stitch holders when you need the tips on another cable) and an awesome carrying case.

And for the new KAL I'm doing Sahara using Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Crocus:


With my SKB I did have a bit of trouble with the dreaded SSS..... Second Sleeve Syndrome. However, I finally finished that sleeve and have started the neckline. Picking up the stitches along the neckline wasn't as bad as I'd been anticipating. I've picked up edge stitches before, just not that many. I've only done it on baby items. LOL! Here is where I stand as of this morning:

As for Sahara, I've casted on and knit a few rows already. I used the provisional cast-on described on Knit and Tonic and I can't believe how amazingly simple it was! Since I have a Bond USM, I'm familiar with their version of the provisional cast-on: waste yarn. But now that I know this, I may end up using it a lot to avoid shoulder seams and such. Here is where Sahara stands at the moment:

So, that is all I have at the moment. I've been a bit behind on my Monthly Dishcloth KALs, but I'll post about them soon. I did make a huge order (1 each of 62 colors!!) of Sugar n Cream yarn during last week's mispricing on Amazon. Apparently they meant to discount the yarn by $ 0.40 per ball. Instead they PRICED them at $ 0.40 each!! I had no clue it was a misprice, just thought I was getting a bargain. They honored all the orders made. :) Anxiously awaiting delivery now.

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