It’s Ba-ack…


My knitting mojo, that is.

Thank you, Adalisa, for suggesting I try Wingspan!

Here is the finished project.  Not the greatest picture, because my room has yellow lighting rather than natural.  The yarns I used were:

Denim Variegated:  Ethereal Fibers Nebula Sock Yarn in the “Bondage Password” colorway.  Melon Variegated:  Fleece Artist’s Special Nyoni in the “Melon” colorway.

Did the project on an old Size 4 circular needle that was my Mom’s, and bound off with a Size 5 bamboo needle.

I can already think of a couple of variations I would like to try on this pattern, too.

I’ve gotten a fair amount of knitting in over the last few days, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. We were very lucky — the Belt Parkway, with it’s bedrock base, is elevated pretty high at out latitude, and made a great berm against the water.  We have light and power, and have had them throughout, except for three hours or so last night, when Con Edison took down the power in a large area of Brooklyn (Homecrest, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, and a huge chunk of Flatbush) in order to prevent further transformer failures while they tried to fix the problem.  I caught a nice nap while the power was down.

My next knitting will be to try to finish the socks for Stephen Colbert that I committed to doing.  I got all but about 2/3 of the feet done before my knitting mojo went on vacation, so I don’t expect it to take too long to finish them.

Not too much else to say right now, except that if you were in Hurricane Sandy’s path at all I hope that its impact on you and yours was minimal.  I know that so far, in New York State there are 26 deaths attributed to the storm.  And, while I know that that 26 deaths too many, I also know that Hurricane Katrina killed over 1,800 people in New Orleans.   Given that New Orleans is one city, and New York is a state, only 26 deaths in the state from something like this is an amazingly low count.  I also know the property damage is beyond belief, but — seriously,  folks — property can be repaired or replaced; people, not so much.

Anyway, to those of you in the area affected either by Hurricane Sandy, the earthquake near British Columbia, or any of the other disasters we seem to face on a more and more regular basis, please take care and stay as safe as possible.

See everyone next week, God willing and the water don’t rise again.

 

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