Last night half of my apartment complex lost power due to a transformer blowing up. so, i knit by candle light! (ok, it was by a battery operated lantern. but still.)
AND... I taught myself to knit (more specifically purl) backwards! i am working on the multidirectional scarf and hate turning the work around for short rows of 2, 3, 4 stitches... since it's garter, i taught myself to purl backwards! unlike Wendy, it was slower and tighter, but i started getting the hang of it!
and i am really disappointed in my shawl from the brooks farm yarn. (looks like this one). i LOVE the colors. but the fuzz it generates is worse than any living animal i ever met. i've worn it twice, and wore it today to work. i took it off at lunch because it was in my food, mouth, eyes, coffee.... in the bathroom i used my wet hands to rub it off of my t-shirt and had a full handfull of mohairball. argh. what should i do with this shawl??? i'd give it to the cats but i'd fear they'd eat the fuzz and have more hairballs.....
wah. i have the yarn to make another one as a gift but i'm thinking of skipping it. since it's two yarns together, i'm not sure if one is worse than the other, but i THINK they both have mohair in them. wonder what else i could make - maybe try a felted bag?? (making sure i put it in a zippered case in the washer or i'd kill the washing machine!!)
any suggestions would be appreciated!