Monday, June 16, 2008
I am way behind schedule here, and I apologize! I finished the Fetching wristwarmers a few days ago, but our computer situation has been in an uproar, so I am only just getting around to posting. The pattern is available for free on Knitty.com and the yarn I used was acrylic from the stash. I mistakenly added five extra rounds to the plain ribbed portion on the first wristwarmer, so I made the second to match. I actually think the extra length will be a good thing during the cold South Dakota winters. These were a fun, quick, easy knit (and I learned a new technique!) and I will probably make more of them.
This makes 8 pairs of mittens/wristwarmers for the Reservation. Now that I have completed the requested amount for this challenge, I am going to gradually make more to add to the box, which does not need to be mailed out until September.
Right now I am working on the Shetland Shorty (from the new Knitty) for Liat, who asked me if it could be ready for Friday night (!). What do you suppose I told her? Yup, you got it. So I'm focussing on that for now. I've also got a cute little baby tee shirt on the needles, but that is nearly done and doesn't need to be finished until Sunday.
I got a new computer and printer last weekend, but the adjustment period is being more difficult than I'd expected. For one thing, I think there may be a virus on the computer (it is only new-to-me, it was Avi's for a few months), so I am trying not to use it. I don't know when our computer situation will be straightened out, because our friend and computer guy is on vacation until early July. So for now I am back to using Meital's computer, which I am trying to do while she's in school so as not to inconvenience her.