These are some pictures I took yesterday of my in progress Punky Rose Wristers (aka Blackrose Wristers). I have since reached up to and started the thumb gusset after taking these photos.
I am really psyched for how quickly these are knitting up, I normally not a huge fan of working with 4-ply as it seems to take forever or feels like it at least to knit up. This is Blue Moon Fibre's Sock's That Rock in Moody Blues. It is delicious in both feel and colour, and is the perfect colour combo for what I like to wear.
I have a skein also of this yarn, but in the colourway called Pirate's Booty. Bought mostly because I couldn't resist the name, and I was quite taken with most of the colour way. There was a few sections I was a bit dubious about, but having seen how this one knits up I'm sure it won't bother me at all.
What I have my eye on now is the Raven Clan collection, and for a super not subtle hint for gidt giving later this year, particulary the colour way Thraven!
Toyed with the idea of enough for a shawl, but there's so many fabulous colours I may have to content myself with a skein a year and knit my way thorugh all the hand, wrist and armwarmers I have on my to do list!
Although I must admit cowls (or neckwarmers or smoke rings or tube scarves call them what you will!) are fast jostling the aforementioned warmers as my ultimate fave thing to knit.
Last night I went out for a knit & dessert evening, hence the reason I got so much more knitting done. A bit of chatter over drinks and rather a lot of strawberries is very conducieve to making progress.
Actually earlier this week I had a Marvel movie & knit night with Miss Stash, knitted like mad all through Ghost Rider, which I love and have seen a bizillion times and somehow seemed to knit the scarf I was working on wrong. I then spent the first fantastic Four movie which I hadn't seen since it's release at the cinemas attempting to take back mohair so I could fix the scarf...yikes! Then spent the second Fabtastic Four which I have never seen knitting it properly, sigh of relief.
What prompted this Marvel mood, apart from I like to spot Stan Lee, like in Alfred Hitchcock movies playing spot Alfred. I bought the Marvel Scene It dvd game.
Now I knew I would be absolutely woeful at just about anything to do with the comics themselves, I just don't have that knowledge and I'm prepared to admit it. But I figured I'd be on firmer ground re movies and cartoons.
I'm not too good on this actor was what character in this movie? And the answer is always someone I have never heard of. However about stuff that actually took place in the movies I had slightly more of an idea. Hence my Marvel movie marathon knit session! I'll have to have a couple more before I take a crack at Scene It again I think.
I am pleased to see that Wolfman is due to open on Feb 11th here, so it will be open before I go back to school. Yeah! Just got to choose between Vietnamese, Japanese or perhaps a noodle box for after. I find myself very enraptured with noodley stir frys at the moment and have been ogling recpies for them like mad.
Tonight I have a knitting date with Wycliffe, which are shorter and faster paced than a Midsummer Murder (although these are slow and lengthy which makes them wonderful not too distracting knitting time).