I woke up this morning around 5 to that most blessed of sounds, something we've not heard around here in far too long--rain on the roof. I got up and let the dog out, then went back to bed. I dozed on and off waking several times before finally getting on up at 7:30, and each time I roused from my slumber, nature's music was still playing.
It rained until nearly noon. Not a hard rain, but that long, slow, drizzly kind that our parched ground needed. The kind that can soak in and really revive the grass. It was the perfect day to get some inside work done.
And what did I do on this gloriously rainy Saturday? Well, the usual--laundry, bills, etc. I did finish shampooing my carpet and it looks sooo much better. Almost like new again. Hmmm, let's see...what else did I do?
Oh yeah! I knit. I finished another soldier hat, and got the two newest ones washed and dried.
That makes 6 that are ready to go. I've started collecting other things to put into the box, too. And the good news is, I found my Print Shop program so I can make little tags for the hats.
I think I might have already told you that.
I got another ball of yarn out to wind and cast on the next hat, but something was stopping me. I love doing the soldier hats, but sometimes I just need a break so it doesn't get too monotonous. I picked up the AMS11 and knit a couple of rows on it, but it's not really appealing to me right now either. It took me a while, but I finally figured out what the problem was.
It was that darned Aloft yarn that has been sitting there for months. I just really, really, really wanted to knit something with it.
So I poked around a bit and found a pattern that seemed just right for it. And I cast the stuff on!
This is the Traveling Roses Scarf pattern that can be found in the right sidebar of To Knit Is Divine. I'm about 2/3 of the way through the first pattern repeat. I'm loving how light and fuzzy this yarn is.
I'm not loving the Addi Turbo needles I'm knitting it on. It was my only available 2.5mm needle so that's what I'm using for now. I'm afraid my Knit Picks Options have gotten me spoiled. Love the nice sharp tips they have. The Addis seem like I'm knitting with ..well, I don't know, but they have nice, safe rounded tips are making the K3TOGs very difficult to manage. But we'll make do.