This has been a great week, full of lots of knitterly fun. On Tuesday I had the pleasure of getting to hang out with some of my favorite knitters. For once, I was the obnoxious one with the camera. That's Chrissy, Katrina and Amanda knitting at Twisted.
We got together to celebrate Chrissy's birthday (which was back in August, so we're just a little behind on these things). We also celebrated Amanda's birthday, which is coming up soon. Good company, good knitting, good yarn and good food = a very lovely evening.
That knitting time, along with a lot of time waiting for my kids and on phone meetings this week, has allowed me to finish another knitting project. I hope to report on it soon - perhaps some time over the weekend. It's still on the blocking wires and, last I checked was still pretty wet. The picture below contains a clue as to what it is:
I have also recently completed a dishcloth or two for my "Fall into Autumn" exchange partner. However, since I accidentally let her know my identity I am not going to post pictures here of the final products until after she receives them in the mail. I am planning to wait a little longer before shipping them, so that FO report will have to wait.
That leaves exactly one project on the needles, but boy it is a doosey. I am doing a "knit for hire" project for a friend of mine that has been an excellent learning experience for me. I can't show you any pictures, but I can tell you that it takes a lot of concentration for me. The pattern is not very hard, but the yarn is really small. See the picture below to get an idea:I know there are lots of you folks out there who knit with lace yarn all the time, but this is the finest gauge I have ever used. Now that I have figured out how to manage the tension and how to use lifelines, I am well on my way. Since I can't work on this in a social setting at this point because it requires too much concentration, I will likely cast on for another small, easy project soon. However, this thin pink yarn is going to be my companion for the near future. Wish me luck!