Happy Chinese New Year! Gong hei fat choi! (That more or less means “Congratulations and be prosperous.”) Welcome to the year of the tiger.
I’ve been a bit of a busy bee the last few days. On Friday afternoon I finished up my pair of Francie Socks. They are fabulous and fit perfectly.
Oh, aren’t those awfully pale legs, and so chubby looking because of the angle! And there is my weird strawberry birthmark. Yikes. But the socks are great!
On Friday evening I cast on my Knitting Olympics project, Hey Teach. So far I’ve finished most of the left front and made some progress on the back. I haven’t finished the left front for a very convoluted reason. You see, I’m a wee bit curve on the top. So, to make sure the banding sits in the right place, I wanted to do a front piece first and make adjustments. But, when I reached a certain point for the front it said “continue until the same lenght as the back.” Ack! So, I’ve put the nicely adjusted front aside, and I’m knitting the back to match the front adjustments, and then I will return to the front.
But, all of this means I might not have enough yarn to finish the project. Oh noes! I’ve sent notes to the people on Ravelry with the same colourway for sale, and hopefully I can get some yarn from one of them. I think it will just be the button bands that I won’t have enough for, so if the dye lot is a little off it won’t be the end of the world. My other option is to get another (solid) colour of the same yarn to do the button bands. I’m not sure how things will go yet, though, but I am forging ahead.
This project is going so fast because it is worsted weight yarn on US9 (5.5 mm) needles. That equals a quick knit (I hope!). So, onward!
I did take some time to work on Sewing Seeds today, but I want to make a wee bit more progress before I share another picture. The Love panel is nearly done! Yay!