I was SO hoping that I'd be able to write this post today and be all, "No elephant pics for you guys! You'll have to wait til FO Friday for that -- cuz she's DONE!" But I cannot be all like that. Because she is still not done. She would have been done, if not for this...
That's what's left of my right index finger after I tried to amputate the top half while slicing a loaf of french bread last night for Mr. Right's birthday party #2. Bread knives are sharp (Ow.). They are also serrated (Ow.), and sometimes slippery (Seriously. Ow.). Out of respect for the gaping wound on my finger, I decided to take a day or two off from wrestling worsted weight yarn on size 3 dpns. So here's our Miss Eliza, one ear and two eyes shy of her full pachyderm glory...
Still cute! And I kitchenered that ear all by myself, with a bit of help from this youtube video. If ever you need assistance with any sort of knitterly technique (please tell me I'm not the only one?), I highly recommend any videos by the knitwitch. She's awesome at super clear videos and explanations.
Anyway, I'm still semi-hoping she'll be done in time for FO Friday, but we'll see.
Since I couldn't work on the elephant, and because I'm insane, I decided to start a hat for Mr. Right's mom for Christmas. Brilliant! Also? Stranded colorwork. Have I ever done stranded colorwork before? Why no. I have not. I'm sure it'll be fine. I mean I started at lunch, cast on twice (first long-tail wasn't long enough), could have sworn that I joined to work in the round (I didn't), and have managed one and a half rounds of ribbing so far.
But I have this stunning pattern by the lovely and talented Eskimimi, and this gorgeous yarn (ravelry link - sorry), and buckets of irrational optimism. What could go wrong?*
Speaking of irrational optimism, I'm sure all of the other WIPW-ers are long done knitting their Christmas gifts and are busily basking in the warm glow of a stress-free holiday. The only way to find out for sure is to head over to Tami's blog and see for yourself.
*Don't answer that. Please?