This, my friends, is a VERY exciting Wednesday. Okay, it's not *that* exciting, but given how things have been going lately, I think it counts...
You see, it's WIPW, and you don't get to see a picture of the Vest From Hell today. That's because it'll make its debut (and final bow), on FO Friday instead! Whee! I have only one armhole left to complete. That's picking up 101 stitches, knitting 5 rows of sloppy 1x1 rib on clunky size 10 dpns, doing a serious happy dance, then blocking. I can totally have that done by tomorrow night.
And then it's back to my lonely little Hedgerow Sock, who's been sorely neglected this week while I concentrated on making the Vest a thing of the past. No pictures of it either, since it looks much like it did when we last visited it. However, I'm excited to get it growing again.
But really, I can't throw up a post with no pictures. So, because I love you guys, I went out and bought an AMAZING book and took its picture:
That is Ysolda Teague's new book, Little Red in the City ($32 on Amazon, $25 at my LYS. Score!). I plan on writing a proper review of it once I'm finished reading, but just to give you a sneak preview: Go buy this book. It is all kinds of awesome, and has chapters about choosing yarn for a project, making swatches that are *gasp* useful, and making a pattern fit your actual body (see Vest From Hell, above). And it's all written so clearly. I may swoon.
The other thing it contains is 7 fabulous sweater patterns, 5 of which I'm dying to knit. First up for me is Angostura (Ravelry has better pics on the pattern page). How cool is that? I know, right? Seriously cool.
You know what else is cool? 4 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash in the colorway "Ruby" to make it with. This color is definitely swoon-worthy.
Come back next week to see an epic swatch, and hopefully the beginnings of a fabulous red vest to go with my new red socks. Hmmm... I'll have to cast on a third project just to break up the color monotony a bit. Sexy Vesty, anyone? I think I might have a go at that one, too...
Finally, for those of you following along, Mr. Right and I are still hanging in there, still working on stuff. But, I'm sure you're getting tired of the same update every week (I know I am!), so I promise to tell you the instant anything exciting happens or gets resolved, but until then just assume that we're still plugging along. I'm still basking in all the support and kind words y'all have left for us!
Now that the mushy stuff is out of the way, go check out everyone else's WIPW entries for actual projects on needles. I'm sure there must be one or two...