Busy Hands Are Happy Hands
We've been busy, busy, busy here at Chez Insanity. Here we see that I'm doing some major construction in my sandbox using the two fisted shovel approach. After all, Spring is here and that means long days diggin' in the ol' box. Gotta get it spruced up in case any of my friends want to come over and play.
Stealth Knitting - The Excitement Continues
I've also been stealthily knitting. I'm lovin' this SECRET pattern and how well the yarn shows the stitch definition. It's ever so rare that I choose a pattern and a yarn that actually go together.
I also have grandiose plans for finishing March's PL blanket tomorrow since it's the last day of March and all. Prior to the beginning of last year, whenever I'd knit I'd get terrible pains in my shoulders. Which is why I taught myself to crochet. Then I started knitting again and tried my best to ignore my aching shoulders. I guess you could say I "worked through the pain" because now I knit pretty much pain free. Now it's the crochet that makes my shoulders ache. Whoever says you can have it all is a big, fat, poopy liar. We'll see how my old, broken down body stands up to a marathon crochet session tomorrow.
And then there's that damn Cookie. Who keeps posting these beautiful sock patterns on her blog that cry out,"Knit me, knit me!" The latest pattern is the Nasturtium Anklets. And me being me, I had to find a yarn that made me think of nasturtiums. Because God forbid I should knit something in a color that doesn't match the color of the object in the title of the pattern. Being me is pretty much a 24/7 job. Anyway ...
I went to Commuknity after work and picked up a skein of the new Tofutsies yarn. Which, according to the label, is a "Great Yarn For Socks." It's 50% Superwash wool, 25% Soysilk fibers, 22.5% cotton and 2.5% chitin. For those of you who don't know what chitin is, it's the fiber they get from shrimp and crab shells. "It's naturally antibacterial!" Odd as it may seem, I've never paused to consider the antibacterial qualities of the yarn I've bought over the years. But of course, now I will. 425 meters for $16.95.
If I'd only felt this yarn in the skein I probably wouldn't have bought it. It feels very cotton-y. But fortunately they had some store sample socks knit in Tofutsies and once it's worked up it's very soft and springy. As in boing boing, not as in the season. A full report ONCE I've finished my stealth knitting.