So after two days at home with strep throat (waiting for throat culture to confirm it)-
(My throat still hurts but its no longer an agony to drink liquids)I returned to work for the traditional "short friday" at my office. By the time I got there I was ready to go home and back to bed, but I toughed it out the rest of the day.
I originally had plans to go visit a friend of mine this evening, but he has a 2 year old son, and I didn't want to risk infecting him with whatever I have so I decided to reschedule him for another night.
With a few hours to kill after work I went to KnitNY with my friend to work on stuff for a few hours. While there, I got filmed for Italian TV, which was kind of fun. I finished Dunkin Donuts Fuzzy Foot 1 and made some real progress on the back of my Yak/Merino Sweater. I haven't photographed either today but for those who want a pic
how about one of this guy...
Who knew something that looked like this could produce such soft yarn. He's sorta cute , isn't he.? :)
Got home early (7 ish), put my laundry in and decided to learn to do Fair Isle.
I picked an easy practice exercise from the First Knits Book and produced this swatch.
Gorgeous it isn't, but it matches
the picture in the book perfectly
so I"ll call it a win.
I'd imagine it gets easier with time but as
a first timer it felt like I could use a few more hands :)
And the back side of it? Whew.. what a mess.
Still, fun to learn something new.
Oh.. and remember my friend who picked up the alpaca for me? Well another friend, the beader, said she made stitch markers for me! I feel very lucky to have such thoughtful and generous friends.
Have a great weekend all!