A New Challenge
First, the pattern: Swirl Socks. (Go look! I'll wait.) This pattern was created by Sulafaye for use with Cider Moon's Glacier weight yarn. I have plenty of that! The challenge comes in doing the socks toe-up. New trick for me, kids!
Using Judy's Magic Cast On and a lot of support from my dear Fiber Friend, Sarah Lou, I have gotten this far just this morning. The yarn is Rainbow Trout from the above-mentioned Cider Moon.
I think I have to design a SuperHero shirt with "Fiber Friend" inside the logo just for Sarah!
What else am I taking to Phoenix in my carry on bag? I am taking another toe-up pattern from Wendy; this one using fingering weight yarn. I wound my "Blue Fields" from my Claudia collection jar.
Last but not least, I am taking a ball of Tatamy Tweed worsted to make a simple chemo cap to donate. The owners of my LYS, Yarn Haven, asked all of us that were at knit nite Tuesday to please consider making a chemo cap for donation during August. They are beseiged with requests for caps right now. Since there were more than 20 of us in attendance, that will surely help with the need. I figure a simple roll brim, stockinette cap won't take long at all. I just pulled a ball out of my stash. There are 16 balls waiting to transform into an afghan...
Today was my first time knitting in nearly 4 days. The rest time helped, I can tell. It was so good to knit again!! But, as my Buddy B said today, "Make sure you don't permanently injure that wrist to where you can't knit at all. You'll be horrible to live with!" I'm being very careful.
Right now I'm not sure if I will get to post once more before I leave Monday afternoon. At this moment I have to rescue poor Coco from Mayhem. She's gone and put pony tail holders on the dog's ears!