I am officially breaking up with you. It's over. You can take your cold and your snow and your ice and your dirty sidewalks and dark mornings and dark afternoons and just go. We gave it a good try, but you outlived your welcome.
See how pathetic you are? It's March. It's time to go.
I want my spring fling.
Even though Leonard makes a good Nanook of the North, even he is fed up with winter.
On the yarn front, there has been some stashing and some stitching.
I got 4 skeins of String Theory Entanglement. It's the 75/25 base, which I'm pretty fond of (of which I am pretty fond?). From L-R they are Strontium 90, Coronal Mass Ejection, Spectral Lines and Chinle Formation.
The other bright and happy stash enhancement is the March yarn from the Tanis Fiber Arts Year in Colour Club which arrived today. It's on her Cosmic Blue Label base which is 84% superwash merino and 16% sparkly glittery stuff. But it is amazingly soft. The colour is Fiesta. Even Amphibia Junior approves.
I don't know what the pattern will be -- it won't be released until next week or so. But I actually completed the January socks. Miracles.
And I'm half done a pair of Cookie A Bjork.
I decided to save the actual club yarn for the second pattern, and I used a skein of Plucky Feet in some sort of Alice in Wonderland colourway.
Despite my love of red, I don't have any red socks. So by the end of August (or whenever second sock season ends) I'll have a pair of red ones.
I also finished my Ordo ex Chao socks out of the Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in the now-discontinued Lightning variegated colourway. I'm pretty pleased with these. Princess will not get these. These are all mine.
As you can probably tell, I did slightly different stitch patterns on the two socks. The first sock (the one on the blocker) has wider and narrower columns. The second sock has them a little closer in size.
What else am I working on? (Besides whopping / seemingly endless and poorly written stacks of marking?)
I have Smokestack sock on the needles in Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label in the now-discontinued Amber colourway.
I'm not sure how I feel about it. It looks a bit like a cat.
I also have a self-striping (not sure what it is -- probably a Dye Hard yarn; the label has gone awol) sock for Princess on the go.
What do I not have on the needles? I frogged the Lines & Corners. So I started a Song of the Sea.
Why yes, it is lovely, isn't it?
Except that I'm a COMPLETE MORON and twisted it yet AGAIN.
And I checked about four times before actually joining the yarn.
Or so I thought.
Anyway, it's off to the frog pond it goes.
Poor Mikel, she'll never get her scarf. I am going to have to scale down the ambitions and knit another San Mateo or possibly a Summer Wind. Maybe I'll do the Jollyoly. I did like the Song of the Sea, but I don't know that I can bear to cast on another 320 stitches and risk twisting them again. Grrr....
I just want to go to bed and snuggle with my two best buddies -- Bad Baz and Bastian.