Friday, March 24, 2017

Belated St. Patrick's

I recently finished these Almeara gloves which are beautifully cabled and Aran-esque.  I bought some Jamieson's Double Knitting yarn at the Yarn Harbor specifically for this pattern...only to be unable to make gauge with it!  I was a tad miffed.  I ended up using larger needles and some leftover worsted from my Roosevelt Cardigan.  I don't know if I'll keep them for myself or give them away because I prefer gloves with long cuffs.  Whatever I do with them, I'll decide AFTER fair season.
I shaped them up using a pair of blockers I made out of a flexible cutting board.  I got the idea here and plan to use these a LOT!
Speaking of blockers, we drove up to Fargo last month for Dave's bowling tournament and to visit my dad's side of the family.  My cousins always take us thrifting when we're in town and I absolutely love the Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch!  We walked in the door...
...and right out front was a pair of adjustable sock blockers!  I haven't had a chance to use them yet so I'll have to knit myself some new socks!
My cousin Stacy took me to Modern Textiles again and I had a list of stuff I needed/wanted.  I'd recently ordered online from them and was more than happy with the service I received.  The store was clearly doing well and that made me happy!
There are so many goodies and great ideas in every corner of this store!
And finally my latest project on needles is a baby sweater in very appropriate Irish hues!  I'm loving the side to side knitting and short row shaping!