Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and are having an even greater week. We went to the movies and had a great time. We saw The Artist which was amazing. My husband and I love old movies and silent movies, so to see a movie like The Artist doing well in the theater and winning awards is awesome. I wanted to watch it again instantly. Sooo good. I also bought The Muppets movie this week, which I can't wait to see again, speaking of great movies. It's a hockey night tonight (Tuesday), but I'm sure we'll watch it the first chance we can get. We adored it in the theater.
Now onto knitting related items.
I was bad and cast on something new. I have so many WIPs that I can't keep them straight, which only makes me want to cast on more. Does that make sense? Do you get that, too? Actually, I blame the skein of yarn. I've had this yarn in my stash since December of '10, buying it on my trip up the California coast. It's Tosh Vintage in Baltic which is a worsted weight yarn. This is my first time using this yarn, and I LOVE it! It's gorgeous in color and texture. Just a pleasure to knit with and holds stitches nicely. Anyway, so the yarn was calling to me on Monday, and what could I do? I couldn't deny it when it's been sitting in my stash for so long. I only have one skein, so I had to sift through projects until the right one jumped out at me.
I decided since this yarn was special to me, as it was one of the memento yarns I brought home from my trip, that I wanted it to be something that I would use often. I also wanted a little bit of a challenge, since my knitting hasn't been calling to me recently. In fact, besides the little bunny I made last Thursday, I hadn't knit since my crochet/knit group last Tuesday! Almost a week had gone by without picking anything up.
That's when I found Treads, a tipless glove pattern and knew my search was over. The pattern looked hard, yet something that wouldn't kill me or frustrate me. So far, it's been a great pattern. I've learned two new things so far! I learned the Lateral Braid, which is magic, and the Linen Ridge Stitch, which is really easy but looks awesome. I'm building the thumb gusset (first time I've done this as well, as my last gloves just had a hole for the thumb) right now and working my way up (or down depending how you look at it) to the fingers. I think if I take the pattern step by step, I shouldn't have too much trouble with them. I can't wait! These will be great, not only on cold days, but also in the mornings when I'm knitting or evenings walking the dog. I could see myself using them a ton! We'll see if I can get at least one finished for FO Friday. :)
That's it for me! Also a quick note. I have a few more sets of the Green Collection mini set if anyone is interested!
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