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a day of rest

by Michelle on April 9, 2008

As a sort of reward for working 13 hours yesterday, my boss gave me the day off today. I could go in, but…eh, I think I’ll enjoy a lazy day. I’m still working on getting my energy/endurance back after the latest surgery, so it’s probably best not to push myself too hard. (Which is why my boss made the offer in the first place.)

So, what have I been doing today? Watching TV, knitting, reading on Ravelry…and a little photo shoot. I think the colors came out okay despite the dreary weather today.

Here’s one of my works in progress, the River Rock Scarf by Sivia Harding (from No Sheep for You).

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I’m using the recommended Handmaiden Silken in the Nova Scotia colorway (a Christmas gift from my wonderful husband) and some coordinating beads I got at Beads at Dusty Creek on Division. Here’s a closeup shot of the beads:

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Today, though, I’ve been working on this:

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That’s the cuff of sock #1 from a pair of Bartholomew’s Tantalizing Socks by Cat Bordhi (from New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One). This is my third try at this sock, I think. As usual, I had some sizing issues. I think I’ve now settled on the proper combination of needle sizes and number of stitches.

Details: I’m using Yarntini fingering weight in the special Twistini colorway (exclusive to my favorite yarn shop, Twisted). The needle/stitch combination I finally settled on was 68 stitches cast on, knit the cuff with Addi Turbo Lace needles in size “2” (3mm), then switch to Addi Turbo Lace needles in size “1” (2.5mm). Oh, and on Ravelry I’m calling them the “Twisted Sky Socks” (for Twisted, duh, and because they’re made from the “sky” architecture in the book).

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