Ah, the post-Christmas collapse! I kind of love it. I have a whole week of vacation to do not very much at all, and that's a pretty rare thing around here. So, (surprise, surprise) I've been knitting my face off! Awesome.
Remember that sleeve I was whining about last week? Done! I'm so glad to be on the other side of the whole sleeve business that I'm actually weirdly happy about knitting rows that have 200+ stitches. Yep, the raglan decreases are in full swing around here...
I'm hoping that I might actually be done with the body of the sweater and on to the button bands and collar before the end of the week, but we'll see. So far, I'm pretty happy with the way Lorna Suzanne is coming together, even if it does look like it would fit a 6-year-old at the moment.
I also dug out the formerly mucked-up-and-then-frogged mitten cuff this week and got the ribbing going again. So far, so good this time. Fingers crossed.
Look what I found in my Christmas stocking!
I'm very proud of Mr. Right for venturing into Barnes and Noble and purchasing a knitting magazine. A move like that is pretty far outside his usual comfort zone.
And then under the tree... this:
I know, right? It's kind of like me giving him an issue of, well... Vogue Knitting. I tried to interestedly flip through my new jeep magazine in an effort to be a good significant other, and guess what fell out!?! A receipt for a set of Darn Pretty interchangeables from Dyakcraft! <<insert joyful jumping up and down here>> He's pretty good at being sneaky some times. These needles are beyond lovely and handmade in the US, which is a rare find these days. They were at the tippity top of my Christmas wish list, and I'm so so excited to have them -- in 12-14 weeks. Ah well, I know they'll be worth the wait.
Anyone else have a knitterly Christmas? I'd love to hear. Meanwhile, I'll be spending the rest of this week getting Mr. Right ready to travel. We found out today that he'll be leaving in the next week or so for a 6 month (!) assignment, part in California and part in Alaska. More details to come as we figure stuff out, and I'll pop in to visit the rest of the WIPW posts when I can.
In the mean time, Happy New Year, guys!