Ellie and I bring you a joint blog entry this morning, because we are both knitting.
Amazingly, she designed her own hair band pattern and knit it up out of Cascade 220.
Isn’t she talented? I like it so much that I have begged for one for me, and since I can back that up with homemade chocolate pudding, I think I’ll get my way on that request.
I’m working on finishing up a few things — my least part of knitting — so I’m bribing myself by knitting a bit more on the Shibui socks every time I sew a seam. The first sock is finished and I have cast on the second and completed the ribbing.
Although the first one looked very small as I was knitting the cuff, it turns out that it is a perfect fit. The colors do pool just a bit, as you can see from the darker patches, but it’s not unattractive and the pink and green makes me think of my younger, perkier days as a college co-ed in the 1980’s when we were all about Papagallo and Lily Pulitzer. It’s hard to believe I ever ran around in a pink and green elephant print wrap skirt and thought I was the bee’s knees. These socks are going to be my reminder to laugh at myself. A lot.