*warning* ADD post ahead
ADD in that I can't seem to stay on topic, so hang on and stay with me.
I finished my first Firestarter today - I am in love with the crazy-unique gusset. It was really interesting to knit and the heel way kicked the ass of a short row version in my opinion. And the traveling cables along the foot and leg - gorgeous!
And then, I just ordered Yarnissima's Fratello kit today - more Wollmeise, more wonderful gusset architecture. I am so weak.
I took my eldest daughter Halloween costume shopping today. The original plan was to hit Jo-Ann fabrics for a pattern, she wanted to be a genie. We found a cool pattern but the immediate gratification of a crap "store bought" costume was more appealing, so she voted for something from a big box store. I am so sad. Yes, buying something off the rack saves me time and may actually save me money - but where is the pleasure in that? Ah, I was 7 once.
Has anyone seen Pushing Daisies? A new show on ABC? The narrator's details, combined with the colorful settings are so Lemony Snicket - I really dig it. And tonight one of the male leads was knitting - yes, knitting (and a burly, manly dude, to boot) - the narrator said stockinette and purling - love. Though I am curious to see how far the producers can go on the premise...we'll see.