Thursday, February 11, 2010


It looks like my plans to head to Orlando have been moved up a day.  The South is expected to get a snowstorm starting sometime tomorrow.  I've decided to check out the kid from school early and go about half way and spend the night instead of getting up early, early Saturday morning and drive the trip straight.  The Youngest is not his best when strapped down in a car seat for that many hours in a row and I don't want to be exhausted from driving that long with no one to spell me behind the wheel. 

I'm taking two projects to work on while I'm down there; my spiral knit socks and my fingerless mitts.  Remember the fingerless mitts project?  Probably not.  It's been so long since I started this project that I could barely remember it when I picked up my notes again yesterday.  I decided that I hated the way they looked and promptly ripped them out and started over.  This is the latest incarnation, but will probably be changed as well.  I'm getting closer to what I want, but I'm not quite there yet:

The yarn for that project, some leftover Cascade 220, is definitely looking worse for the wear.  It's been frogged about 15 times now and it's looking downright sloppy when knit up now.  I'll probable ditch this yarn and go for something else. 

While working on this pattern for the mitts, I've been researching chart symbols so that I can chart it out.  Well, I found that there are quite a few ways of doing the symbols for the charts.  I'm going to have to investigate this further I think. 

So, since I'm leaving early tomorrow, I won't be doing a Friday post and I may not be posting again until Thursday.  I'm going to have to play that one by ear.   You guys have a great weekend!