Yes, I have been spending a lot of time in front of Skylark, spinning away. But knitting hasn’t ground to a complete halt. I finished the first of two helmet liners I’m committed to knitting for our work knitting group donation to the troops in Iraq/Afghanistan. (We donate 100 each year through our veterans group.)
I finished weaving the ends in on said liner while Roxanne (of Ravelry’s Ask a Knitter column) got us started on a traveling and twisted stitch class. Here she is demonstrating some of the techniques.
For this class, given at our employee club knitting retreat (one day in the corporate cafeteria, not as mind-boggling as Yarnover but a nice knitting day with nice people), Roxanne designed a sweet little baby cap. Mine is about halfway done, would have been finished, I think, if Skylark hadn’t come to the retreat with me. She promises to write it up and offer it for sale on Ravelry soon. It is a nice pattern, well thought out and a good foray into twisted stitches.
Thankfully, it rained all day. If the weather had been nice, I might have felt compelled to go home early and garden. Despite lack of help from me, the garden is flourishing - among the flowers coming into bloom, Karen’s wedding violas have come back to remind us of last May.
Tomorrow is supposed to be nicer. Skylark may have to spend the afternoon on her own.