Monday, May 23, 2016

Me Made Monday - Again

Since I finished this on Friday,
 
I'm wearing it today.  I haven't even washed it yet, but I don't care.   It's new.

Saturday was painfully slow at work.  It was a cold, rainy day, and the weather really affects traffic at the store.  I tuned all the ukuleles, taught myself how to properly hold a cello bow and get a sound out of the thing, practiced guitar and piano, watched some training videos, and was STILL bored.  So
 
Meet the new knitting project for work.   I'm using "Intense" in Cascade's Heritage Paints, and I love it.  Of course, I love MOST sock yarn.  When I bought yarn back in July, I bought some "extra" yarns and instead of logging them all in my stash, I bagged them up with little cards listing how much I paid and that sort of thing, and put them all in a bin.  One of the things that makes Cold Sheeping difficult is the lack of NEW YARN, so it was a way to surprise myself once in a while without resorting to yarn binges.  I have to admit, it works really well. Of course, I'm more motivated with my knitting now because, being back to work, I have somewhere to wear all these things I make.  Granted, I could wear some of them around the house, but when one is cleaning, gardening, canning, or cooking, one does not generally want to risk handmade items.  But NOW I will even have a reason to wear all my hand-knit socks (though obviously not right NOW), so I am excited about knitting again.  YAY!  Maybe I can finally finish one of those languishing sweater WIPs.............

I didn't get any new sewing cut out on Sunday.  I was sore, plus I was digging around in the sewing room for the next ball of yarn for the current Begonia shawl, moving some things around, and winding yarn--and there was that new sock completely distracting me.  Maybe I'll get something picked out tonight.  The sock is moving to the store and staying there.