Monday, August 20, 2007

Well I started something new - but I also finished it!

Presenting extremely quick fingerless gloves:

I've been hearing about the knitting guild in Hanover County for a while. When I was meeting with some Richmond friends at a Panera in July we ran into some ladies who were with the group. So I was able to find out time and place so I could check out the group.

Their program for last Saturday was fingerless gloves. The president, Fran, emailed me the homework last Monday. So I ran out at lunch and bought some yarn (which was way easier than digging it from stash!) and new needles (again, not like I have any of those at home!). We had to knit to where the thumbhole would be going in before the meeting. I got both done to that point, so I was able to finish them up yesterday.

I actually ripped back the first one after it was finished so I could extend the cuff another inch, since I knew I'd have enough yarn.

Not being used to working with chunky yarns, I was worried that one skein wouldn't be enough, so I bought two. Now I'm trying to decide whether to return the second skein, or make a matching scarf or hat with it and the little yarn I have left from the first.

I also received an order from Carodan Farm that I had placed a little while back. One skein of the limited edition Tofutsies for August, and four skeins of Lorna's Laces sock (2 in Black Purl and 2 in Seaside), just so I'd get free shipping.

So the net stash increase for this week is 1427.95, and the WIP change is 0.

Oh, and I received my Ravelry invite last Thursday, so I've been wasting too much time there! My name is vaknitter if you're there.

1 comment:

msubulldog said...

Hi, Mary! We're so excited to have you as part of the New Pathways Knitalong! Would you please send me your email address so I can send you a Blogger invite? Thanks.
amanda AT the-woodruffs DOT net