Saturday was absolutely gorgeous! So, we headed to the Botanical Gardens.
I'll do a full post filled with orchid-y pictures later, but here's a teaser shot:
I got some work done on my ornament for the month. It has an embellishment that requires the border to come out a certain size, and of course I don't have the exact fabric, so I've been having to fudge. The blue blocks below are supposed to be just four Xs (over two on 16-count!!!), but that looked too sparse to me (of course I changed the fibers, too). At first I did 16 Xs to cover the ares, but it looked too flat. So I changed to four rice stitches. Much better! I left in some of the Xs blocks below before I frogged them.
This week the first shipment for the Cookie A Sock Club arrives! I'm pretty ridiculously excited (especially now that I've gotten the pattern through Ravelry and know that my yarn is at the post office!!) I realized that I needed some smaller knitting needles, so I, of course, "needed" to order from KnitPicks. Of course, I "needed" to order a few more things to get free shipping, right? I mean, I'd be losing money if I didn't!
The final item in my package was the magazine containing a shawl pattern I saw on Mason Dixon Knitting and immediately knew I had to have!
|Help me! I want to cast on ALL THE THINGS!|