Friday Gauge Check: Halfway through June already?

It’s time for our Friday rituals, the ceremonies of escorting one week out and preparing the next one. Which, around here, is the Gauge Check, where I take a look at my week and figure out where I’ve come from and where I’m going. Sometimes there are goals, sometimes I just talk about what’s going on in my life and my crafting. You are all welcome to join in in the comments.

It turns out that the internet issue is actually that the wireless router is on its last legs.  Considering that we picked it up at Goodwill, paid considerably less than $10 for it, and got over a year’s worth of use out of it, I’m not inclined to complain overmuch.

Knitting-wise, I’ve escaped the knitting black hole on the Gnarled Oak Cardigan!  In fact, the body stitches are currently sitting to one side while I knit the first sleeve.  Apparently my purling tension is radically different from my knitting tension, to the point where I’m knitting the sleeve on a US 6.  (The body is on a US 4.)

I finished the first SpillyMitt!  Well, except for the thumb.  But.  It took me six months to get this far. Hopefully it will take much less time to get the second one finished.

The toe of a hand-knit sock, in progress.Finally, I also decided on the June Year of Good Intentions project.  I cast on the Diamonds and Cables Socks from Wendy D. Johnson’s Toe-Up Socks for Every Body using Knit Picks Imagination in the Wicked Witch colorway.

I finished the first pattern repeat, and I’m really liking the way both the pattern and the yarn is knitting up.  The individual colors aren’t quite long enough to stripe, but the sequence is long enough that it doesn’t appear to be flashing or pooling.

A pair of socks for myself!  Very nearly unheard-of.  (How unheard-of?  This was apparently the only sock yarn in my stash that wasn’t explicitly bought for Jack.  Oops.)

Spinning!  As in, there was some!  Still working on the alpaca/bamboo blend, still soft and enjoying spinning it.  It seems to have a surprising amount of VM that I keep having to pick out, and I don’t feel like it’s very well blended, but it’s still nice.

There’s more going on, but I’m having a poor-focus day, so I’m going to sign off and maybe talk about it later.  Have a good weekend, kids.

~ by Amber on June 15, 2012.

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