Okay, so last week, I was a teensy bit knitting-obsessed. This week, I'm more like a woman possessed. Somehow I got it into my head that I could finish Angostura in time to wear it to pick Mr. Right up from the airport on Friday morning (he's coming back from his epic long business trip, we're still working stuff out and I'm looking to knock his socks off). And since then, I have been knitting like a fiend. Here's what it looks like now (pardon the curly edges -- I was racing a rainstorm):
That means, all I have left to do is knit the right front. And the right shoulder cable. And then bind off, attaching the shoulders to the back. And then block it. And then sew up the side seams. And then run five miles so I can actually sit down in the skinny jeans that I bought last weekend. All of which is totally doable. Right? I'm almost sure of it.
I'm still utterly in love with this pattern, even if I do keep making incredibly stupid mistakes along the way (you can post stalk me on Ravelry to get an idea of just how stupid. We're talking epic here).
In the 90 or so seconds I haven't been knitting on Angostura in the last week, I've managed to become completely smitten with two new knitting patterns: For this and these. Holy cow. Have you seen these? I'm so smitten that I fell all over myself ordering the exact yarn from WEBS, enough to knit both patterns, only to find out that I am but one of a zillion or so people who have to knit them NOW, and that almost all of the colors are on backorder. Sigh. I'm trying to wait patiently, but it's not going so well. Cute though, huh?
I've also knitted more of Snug, which still doesn't look like much:
The blue lines on the sides are meant to be removed to pick up stitches for the sleeves. Once those are done, I think it'll look more sweater-y and less dishcloth-y. Here's hoping. The pattern is interesting, but seems to go through all sorts of gymnastics to avoid any seaming. I'm not sure yet that it's worth it. I'll keep you posted, though.
No more puffs have puffed this week, but I'm currently making mini skeins for the yarn swap I'm hosting, and I'm sure once I have a pile of yummy new sock yarns to play with, they'll be popping off the needles again in no time.
In the mean time, you can busy yourself by visiting all the fun stuff that's going on over at WIPW. As for me, I'll be the girl huddled in the corner knitting the red vest as fast as my wee little fingers can carry me...