In knitting news, my husband's Sigvaldi cardigan is complete.
Pattern: Sigvaldi from the Best of Lopi
Yarn: Alafoss Lopi
Needles: 4.00mm and 6.00mm
I'll try and have pics of husband wearing it tomorrow. He absolutely loves it. Big sigh of relief. He likes quite a few of the Lopi patterns, so I'm sure I'll be making him a couple more soon.
I'm now left with one project left on the needles...actually I still have to finish the other Sanquhar glove, but we won't go there just yet, hmmmmm. Anyway, I've been so diligent with this Feather and Fan shawl. I've been knitting...and knitting...and I'm still freaking knitting. I've begun to affectionately dub it the Neverending-bleepity-bleep-bleep shawl.
I'm on round 161 of 189. That only leaves me with a mere 28 rounds to complete before I start on the crochet edging...BUT! [yep, always the but] I currently have 1, 232 bleepity-bleep-bleep stitches on the needle. I have to increase a few bleepity-bleep-bleep more times before the bleepity-bleep-bleep end is near. I feel like Rocky when he's getting pummeled in the ring...I need to hear Eye of the Tiger for motivation, but instead listen to I'm Gonna Be [500 miles] by The Proclaimers. I feel cornered. I have to get this done before I start a new project or this will rot in the pits of hell, a.k.a. the deep dark bowels of my closet floor. At the risk of having my circulation cut off by my Tidy-Whities from sitting on my arse for hours and days, I will get this bleepity-bleep-bleep shawl done by Friday...Saturday at the latest...Sunday is also a good possiblity...ahem, next week sometime for sure, I will be the victor! I shall overcome and beat this beastie into submission. I swear it on my bag of Doritos.
That and I want to make some of these...
I've succumbed. No insult to the designer, but these are so ugly they're cute...kinda like me when I wake up in the morning. My daughter, whom is so not a doll kinda kid, has even asked me to make her one. After wiping away the tears of joy, we went and bought the book and I've joined the knitalong for inspiration.
Yeah, I know...finish the bleepity-bleep-bleep shawl first.
Have a great week and
Keep On Knitting...
P.S. Melissa, thank you. I did indeed email One Fine Yarn and have ordered the pattern for only $3.00 shipping.