I’m still out of work from being rear ended over three weeks ago, so it seems like my job these days is to shuttle between physical therapy, the chiropractor, my doctor, my therapist and Occupational Health. So, a lot of my days lately involve finding a coffee shop or somewhere to hang out for a bit since there’s often not time to go home between appointments. i found myself doing this the other day:
Necessity begat creativity or something, right? I’m splitting my knitting time between my Clapotis (I really need to figure out where that word comes from) and my Drachenfels. The former is about 40% done and the latter? About 95%! I have four rows left and then the I cord bind off before the knitting is done!
Since I had to (well, chose to) buy a new skein of yarn to finish it, I figured I might as well add a few more rows to use as much of it up as I could. I’m verging on playing yarn chicken again, but this time I think I planned it right:
Along with the Koigu, I picked up a couple of sets of dpns. At that point it made sense to get a little more yarn so I could get free shipping (yes I know I’m a self-enabler) so I got two skeins of lovely for a rainy day. They are both madelinetosh fingering weight merino. I don’t have pics yet, but one is blue greens and the other is sort of a dark cobalt. Yum.
The Clapotis is shaping up well and is proving to be a pretty easy knit. I’ve gotten to a few of the dropped stitch columns. It’s the first time I’ve done a dropped stitch pattern and I have to admit, I get a little adrenaline rush from it. I love being a nerdy knitter! Since my steering wheel has been so helpful already, I’ll continue the trend:
I still have no sock pics as they are blocking. It doesn’t look like the weird tension column from the magic loop is going to block out unfortunately, but I’m okay with it. It’s less noticeable when they’re on anyway. I’ve started plotting my next pair, but I really want to get some gift knitting done first. So, on the back burner they go for now (ahem Hermione’s Everyday Socks).
One more pic of pretty for the road: