So says The Weather Network for this part of my world -- and up into Edmonton -- for the weekend. I could pout, as it means I won't be able to get up there to the Deep Freeze Festival (I have four pieces -- count 'em! -- four -- in the DF Gallery, as one of only two textile artists in the weekend-long show)...but I choose not to.
|Yes...my client has lo-o-ong feet!
I've begun a Pretty Thing for my friend P, who's going through a tough patch (likely longer than shorter) caring for her aging mum. For this I'm using Peruvian Baby Cashmere, an alpaca/merino/cashmere blend, in a deep blue-green, that I bought from Elann.com several years ago now. I'm also using 4 mm Addi circular needles (16" long) -- but they're not specifically lace needles, and I fear I may run afoul of the pattern without appropriately pointy tips. I've already had to frog it once...so I feel a trip to Crafty Lady coming on Monday if the process doesn't improve over the weekend.
These two projects (Tobermory and Pretty Thing, that is) are my 'listen to my inspirational podcast' knitting. During this 25 minues or so of knit-listening each day, I aim to work on a project that will bring comfort and joy to someone I know who seems to me to be in need of a little lift. They don't know it's happening, and there's no deadline for finishing, but this bit of steady work on a small project produces results in an amazingly short period of time. It also gives me a lift -- and a change from all that fine sock yarn on my argyle commission!