After my careful reconstruction of the cuff of my Dog Walking mittens, I lost one. I don't know where, and of course if I did it wouldn't be lost.
So I have started knitting some new Almost Gloves, in some lovely Zara Merino 8ply in a dark forest green. There was a slight misreading of the pattern last night which led to the unravelling of thirty or so rows of stocking stitch, but they are on track now. Always read the pattern carefully!!! I'm using 3.75mm needles and I am glad because they are not too snug a fit. I plan to knit up to the start of my nails, ending the last few rows with rib. Then I'll have my fingertips free to fiddle with dog leads and dispense seaweed rice cracker treats.
Judy-May is off on an adventure and a few knitting friends met for brunch at the Milkbar for a farewell. I made her a Conversations Zippy bag in which she can possibly put some socks on small needles. It's a new twist on the normal pattern where the bottom of the zip is external and serves as a tab for pulling the bag shut again. I used to love Conversations lollies, not for the taste, but for the conversations. Happy and exciting new Adventure Judy May.
I made a conservative choice of toasted ham, cheese and avocado baguette, but everything was so perfect that I was very happy with my brunch. There was a wide choice, but I have to avoid semi sundried tomatoes. I just thought that as they make everything right there, I could have asked for my brunch without them. I shall be going back to buy a Colette pattern or two and check out the vintage fabric. I spied a piece or two I fancied.
I succumbed and bought Lorelai Gilmore some Plastic Cuppies, which are her favourite toy. She was like a dog with forty-two tails. She was so wriggly and fast that I could barely take her photo, she was a blur.
Peri was a bit subdued yesterday, but she was full of energy and played rough and rowdy rebel games while I was putting on my walking shoes this morning. Here she is doing an Arctic Roll on the icy grass at the dam.
I have finished my first plain 8ply sock, and I do think it looks very nice. 8ply socks knit up so quickly, I had finished this before I had my new Almost Gloves ready to start. I am doing cheat's twisted rib at the momennt, K1 tbl, P1. P1 tbl is just too much trouble.