I thought I'd share a picture of my favorite knitting spot. I'm not really sure who snapped this picture, but this is where I can usually be found.
I wanted to show the progress I've made on my Yarntini baby blanket. This is such a fun knit, with the pattern changing every 6-8 rows. I already have 11" made on it. I'll definitely be using this pattern again.
I started my March Socks That Rock kit. Then I started it again. It is mediumweight yarn, and the pattern calls for a 2.5mm needle. I casted on 56 stitches, as per instructions for the smallest size, and did the first 6 rounds of garter stitch, and it was waaaaay big. So I ripped, pulled out a 3.0 mm needle, which is what I usually use for STR mediumweight yarn, and casted on 48 stitches, which is what I usually . . . you get the picture, and I'm gonna have to fudge the pattern as I go along, because there are no instructions for a 48-stitch cast-on. We'll see how this goes.
And I told you there'd be a Wollmeise-fest one day this week. Below are some of the purchases and trades that I've made over the past few weeks.
Small Gemischt bag - Rhabarber and Brombeere
Small Think Pink - Miss May and Magnolie medium
Got these in trades - 3 Old Blue Jeans and Dani
Lace-garn in Ruby Thursday
Lace-garn in Taube
An order from The Loopy Ewe - Turkise Markise, Johannisbeer & Brennessel, Magnolie dark, Tambopata and, yep, another Old Blue Jeans. (I love blue.)