I have a lot to post...so beware!
Pinky was completed last night. Dinner was late. My hands were cramped. That's just how it goes. Hubby thought I was crazy when I pulled the yarn through the last loop and then gave a crazy whelp of joy. I got up and did the happy dance. All the kids thought I seriously lost it. I think #5 was going to cry. LOL.
I really LOVE the Clapotis. Truly. Deeply. Madly. It's such a simple pattern, but the results are just so awesome.
She could be a wispy curtain.
These are the true colors. Very nice. It's probably not as wide as I would like, but that's ok. I still love her.
And here's my son, being the ever reluctant model. Looks weird, with his head cut out of the picture. My son does have a head, just not here.
Pinky took me 7 days. Pretty much 7 full days. I can't wait for it to cool down so I can wear her. Maybe I will take the baby out and nurse him, just so I can use it as a wrap....
Here's the details. I used 3 skeins of Sinfonia, on size 5 needles. I have one skein left, so I plan on making clap fingerless gloves and a hat out of it. I still have a little left over from the 3rd skein, maybe not enough for a glove, but we'll see.
Onto other news. Ravelympics starts today. Well, it started at 8am. I was still asleep. I have until 8pm on the 25, I think. So when I get done here, I will be casting on for my left sock. Whoo Hoo.
I did do a swatch last night, fiddled with numbers, turned a page in my book, and found a chart with all the measurements I would need. Go figure. I really really like the Damsel. It's so nice and soft and fluffy. I am going to enjoy making these into a pair of socks. I can see a pair of fingerless gloves in my future too.
I will probably post every other day with progress. Just because.
I joined round 2 of the Big Bag KAL and swap. So basically, every one knits a Big Bag and sends it to their partner. Do I need 2 big bags? Why not? I use mine constantly. It has become my knitting bag that I carry around the house. And it gives me a reason to make another one. I really like the bag I received, and it has white in it, so I may try that. You have to go to the blog, and e-mail the hostess that you want to join. We had lots of fun last time. I urge you to go. RUN!!
Ok, one last thing. I have talked about this, but I would urge you to go look up the RAK group on Ravelry. Even if you don't have a wishlist, there may be someone there you can gift. A lot of them are easy. I sent a PM about a documentary that I watched. So many people are privileged and can send a skein of yarn or some extra needles. Who needs closets full of yarn that you can never use? Why hoard when someone will happily use it? It makes a person feel good to send a gift...I am trying my best on my limited budget. But since I'm in so many swaps, there are things that I could not use so these are re-gifted. There's even a handmade RAK group. I know, I can make whatever I want. But some people can't or don't have time. I think it's nice to send something to someone who will really appreciate it. Now I have a justified reason to make 100 scarves or fingerless gloves...or whatever.
Now I leave you with a picture that melts my heart. It not only makes a mother proud, but a crafter as well.
My 15 yr old and my 8 yr old (On Sunday) are both learning to crochet. How cute is that?
Have a great weekend!!