How great is Mr. Penney? The other night, I found this under my pillow:
Granted, I found it under my pillow at 3 a.m. in the morning, but nonetheless, isn’t it great? The book is by Karren Brito and is a feast for the eyes. Trying shibori is one of the things on my miles long to-do list.
Ok, update on the Taiga socks:
Do you notice anything different between the two socks? Let’s go in for a closer look to compare and contrast.
There is a dark green blotch in the middle of the light green area of the yarn! Maybe this is way these skeins were up for sale on eBay. I think the reason why I didn’t notice this problem initially is because of the euphoria of getting new sock yarn caused me to wind this up right away without doing a close inspection. Lesson learned.
I shall persevere, though. (I sound so put upon!) Most people don’t notice my socks anyway. I have always point them out to people, with my receiving a strange look and then, “Uh, nice. Can you put back down your pants leg now?” (Which is better than getting, “Uh, nice. Can you put your pants back on now?”) I will definitely have to knit Mr. Penney another pair of socks now. (Not like these were the last socks he was ever going to get from me, but anyway.) Hopefully, I will finish them this weekend, and move onto other knitting that hasn’t turned into kind of a buzzkill.