For right now, we're going to focus on fun. Yesterday was one of those days, beginning right after I posted. Let's just say, I don't know my own address, the cat is an amazing barfing machine, and I'm suffering from dinner making burnout. None of which is important after watching a show about a burned girl getting a new face. Yulce isn't the only girl they've helped. This father and son surgical team really do wonderful work for these children with no other options. These two girls' burns are horrific, it's amazing what these men and their teams have done.
Fun? Oh yeah! Here is my own Word Cloud.
Here is a photo, supposed to be posted yesterday. Didn't do anything on the gray yesterday, but did start...
the son of Mitt! Ok, now, in this photo, yes, Mitt has thumb problems. If color=black for all, no problems. Otherwise, yep. I slavishly followed the pattern, which is why it's goofed in the beginning. After that, I went with what looked good, not what the little grid said to do. I could have undone the stitches, then knit them back up like a stocking run. But, this is my first real fair isle garmet so I was scared. The snowflakes I'd done in the hat and cuff were more intarsia and had no increases to keep track of. What's bad is the next mitt is going to look fantastic in comparison. Ah well. Fry will outgrow it, and if there's mistakes, she won't be sad if the mitt gets dirty during use.
I started son of Mitt while watching the Yulca show on The Learning Channel, then went on to watch an episode or two of "Untold Stories of the ER". Ok, so I was watching more than knitting. Yes, in three hours, Wendy, Snow, Sandy, Norma, and a whole host of others (see left side, eventually to be updated) could SNEEZE an intricate, multicolored sweater. Never mind a mitt. I'm pretty productive when not in front of the TV while doing genetic experiments on the computer AND knitting something with color changes.
The nice thing is, by the time I get the second mitt done, the gray sweater will be ready for the fair isle yoke and so will I. The body and sleeves are Lion Brand Alpaca, discontinued. The yoke will be Peruvian Highlands Pure Alpaca. I'm not making it as much a turtleneck, more of a mock turtleneck. After an hour of fabric on my neck, I'm running in circles, pulling on the sweater while yelling, "Get it off! Get it off!" Well, maybe I exaggerate. A lot. ;)