Friday, April 06, 2007

Friday Wren updates.


T's Wren. Uh oh, this doesn't look good.
Benne checked her stash-acre a few times, swatched and frogged.
Saturday updates-T is very certainly trying to get us to buy Zodiac, which goes on sale at Elann.com on Tuesday. I am waivering HARD. Benne is waivering hard. We spend an hour talking ourselves out of the yarn. Can we resist? The things that make it tough is that it's a) cheap, b) colorful, c) Alice Trueman recommended it. Uh oh. The thing that makes it easier to resist is the nylon component...I have rough hands, and there isn't enough hand lotion in the world to get around that!

6 comments:

CatBookMom said...

Aw, gee golly gosh shucky darn! Or words to that effect. I'm hoping my UPS ground shipment of yarn for Wren gets here soon.

Sending you sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. Is that the Brilliant? Wha happened? Is it going back on the needles or into the stash? kelly

T said...

This is what I get for casting on at 11 pm or so after seven nights with a nurse only one of them...I was three stitches off and had to go start over. It was only four rows up, so it could have been worse... At least the froggie got to get his picture took!

jayne said...

I like the Froggie. Used to collect frogs and have a big box of them stashed away somewhere. I should get them out for occasions like these.

You're going to get back up in that saddle, right T?

benne said...

Well, at least several of us are at the same point. ;-} Why is it so hard to pick a yarn for this project??? Wavering hard, but holding out so far on the Zodiac. I will have to replay our conversation in my head to keep from ordering. The hard one to get around is that Alice recommended it. :-} If I just keep playing with the sample skein catching on my hands I may make it.

t said...

HAH! You know I am not normally one of the evil enablers around here... and I can afford to enable Betsy and Benne - they will not be going for "my" colors!

Actually, the Brilliant has a tiny bit of snag factor as well. It has just occurred to me that I can try knitting in rubber gloves, if it really gets bothersome! Not the heavy ones, but the latex ones I have around the house for the nurses.

If you guys try something like cornhusker's lotion (Which my mother strongly recommends) or something that is normally used on crackly feet (you can buy a new tube just for your hands) and sleep with that on in rubber or cotton gloves that may solve the hand problem. Of course, your husbands may find this a little odd...

The problem was not the pattern, and not the yarn, it was that I did not bother to check my count after I cast on, because it was late at night and - get this - I was too tired to count and thought I'd do it wrong!

I am heading off to the living room to try again and see if I can count this time...

But hey, at least I submitted a picture of SOMETHING...