Three people tried to guess what I'll be knitting with the red Atlantic 3-ply. Li guessed another Diamond Cable Tunic, this time maybe for Kate. A good guess, since the yarn is similar in weight and color, and I loooove that sweater, but that isn't it. Nicole checked out my Ravelry queue - good strategy!- and guessed Gayle Bunn's Neutral Territory That's another beauty I can't wait to knit, but not with this yarn. Finally, Marie guessed "S" but wouldn't give the name as she says her stash is overflowing and she's not really entering the contest! But I know she knows the answer!
It's the stunning Sylvi. If you don't know what that is you must click the link to see it in all its wonderfulness. When I will ever knit it and where I would ever wear it are the questions, but I have the yarn safely in my stash for when the time comes. It must be knit.
Last week I attended the organizational meeting of the RI chapter of One Million Moms for Gun Control. (The group is NOT affiliated with the conservative and anti-gay group with a similar name.) It was an inspiring, energizing, and thoughtful meeting. Today I'll be joining them and several other groups advocating sensible gun laws at a rally at the RI State House.
After Christmas I started exercising with Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred dvd. Since I don't get outside and bike in the winter, I always gain weight and generally feel blah. The workouts are only 20 minutes and I really feel a difference in my strength, and feel in shape. The bad thing was I injured my ankle with the high impact moves. I continued with the dvds without doing the high impact and jumping, but it still hurt after nearly 2 weeks. The doctor had it x-rayed, but thankfully nothing is broken, just a bad sprain, which is now feeling much better.
I started knitting the Clock Vest because it has been in my queue a long time. I'm using Classic Elite Wool Bamboo- yum. I chose that yarn because it has been in my stash for ages, and when checking out Ravelers' Clock Vests there was one by spanishstitch using the same yarn in the exact same color I have, and it is drop dead gorgeous. However I'm putting it aside until summer, as it's a slow knit.
So in my stash-busting mode, I cast on for the Reverse Fair Isle Coat using Peer Gynt. You may recall that I have more PG than any other yarn. I started with a sleeve to get the pattern down and check for gauge, and sailed through the patterning at the cuff, thrilled with my perfect stranding and gauge. THEN I realized I'd misread the directions and forgotten to do the "AT THE SAME TIME" increasing on each end. Sooooo, ripped and restarted, but no big deal.