If I show you this old picture
And then I show you this new picture
You all know what happened. Right? Frogfest...
So I'll let you know that Chrystal Palace Merino Stripes does not frog as well as I wanted it to. And knit into a ruffle scarf, it looks more like a mangey poodle rolled in dust bunnies. There was no way I was going to give that to my friend Kris. So I sent her an e-mail that started out with the word "damn", closely followed by "I give up". And then a promice to knit her something much nicer than poodle fart out of that yarn.
To comfort myself I bought my first ball of Rowan Calmer today. I'm already 6 rows of ribbing into Shedir (Knitty brest awareness issue) for hubby. I told you I would find a better pattern for him than Lacecap. The LYS only had five colurs of Calmer, so I had to go with the only one I know we both like - black. The other four, in case you're wondering, was pink, beige, lilac and orangey red. He's just not that kind of guy.
I know a girl who likes pink though.
Yup, that's another Lacecap. Her wool one. We had to dig that out on Sunday. About an hour after I snapped that pic (in the Botanical Garden, Oslo), it was snowing. And then it kept snowing for the rest of the day.
The Sunshine Shimmer socks are coming along nicely. I've turned the heel and knit about an inch on both legs. One sock is tucked nicely into my bag and follows me to and from work.