Holy crap, has it really been two weeks since I blogged?!
I have swatched twice for the Ingenue - I am between that and the Drops jacket - whichever one has the best swatch first may win. I hate swatching, not because it is hard, but I find it tedious - show me the knitting! I was that kid that never checked my test answers twice, bought the first house I really looked at and bought a spinning wheel without trying one - and hey, those things worked out (well, except for that one cat...) - gosh, why swatch. Wait, my February Ladies Sweater could be a better fit - should have swatched more apparently - hee hee. So here I am. Swatching. Blech.
I have been doing a pinch more spinning - I think am getting the hang of it enough to say "I get the zen", it's pretty relaxing. Though my joins really leave soemthing to be desired, I feel like I am making some progress.
I did get in Wollmeise's sock club which made me feel like I won a minor lottery. I feel a little guilty because I have truly been blessed with Wollmeise - but the sock club - wow, a nice gig if you can get it.
The pattern is by Kris of Bockstark Knits - breathtaking - the best sock club pattern ever maybe. The yarn is Buxkranzl (box wreath) and Hollerstaud'n - I love purple and green, perfection. I am not sure what either skein will be when they grow up but that green is a lovely holiday color, until I figure out their futures I may just sleep with them under my pillow. Also included were some amazing Holtz and Stein needles - sheesh, so nice. I had looked into getting some but oy, they are so much better when they are "included". (they kind of feel free but then common sense tells you, they're not.) Also there was a piece of candy, which I ate before I could even get the goods outside for a quick photoshoot.