Pink. So I went with a bright pink. It seemed like a fun accent color and striped it with a bright purple. I didn't have enough pink in worsted weight to make them and I did not have the time for fingering weight so I took a quick trip to the LYS and made it out of there with supplies for 2 girls with specific colorway requests. (I'm still working on the other pair for my other little friend).
I also managed to get out of there without buying any sock yarn (pats on the back for me).
The week leading up to Christmas was so busy.
Knitting time was thin. However I found a little time to discover half way through the first mitt I produced was going to be too big. I haven't done this pattern in a while to really consider the modifications. In my mind Small = Kid. duh, Ellen, duh.
Well I had to finish it. Just to be sure. Then I cast on again. 11pm Christmas Eve. LOL
I finished 1 mitt in time, but I had only finished the cuff of the 2nd mitt 1/2 an hour till we needed to be at our friends' home. But now I have 2 pairs for her. Maybe one for her and her Mom?
The yarn is extremely soft acrylic -- I figure they can be easily chucked in the wash. However I have not knit with 100% acrylic in a long time and forgot how stiff it can be after a while.
This week at work has been quiet, which is nice in some respect for re-entry, but it's also ... disorienting. To be honest, I am constantly trying to circle back to things and nothing is getting done efficiently. I am rereading the same passages and reviewing the same lines in the spreadsheet. This week is a wash. I will be happy with anything ticked off the to-do list.
I look forward to the weekend where I am going to take some Aleve, sleep and knit, and eat rice and oranges. Well, I do need to go visit Dad, deal with the laundry situation and ...
Get it done to have some fun. xoxo