A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

January 7, 2006

Oh My Aching Body

Today at the shop we got in 5 HUGE boxes of Cascade yarns. I spent the entire day helping customers, unpacking, sorting and putting away all the yarn. I am totally worn out. We did get many new colors of Cascade 220 and I can safely say that we carry the biggest selection of C220 anywhere in Seattle. Yet, funnily enough, a woman called looking for a particular colorway and we didn't have it! Crazy.

Yesterday I knit the first 4-5 inches of Durrow. It's good mindless knitting. I decided to knit it in the round so I'm just going around and around and around in k4, p2 ribbing. I also worked more on the Leaf Lace Shawl. I weighed my yarn and despite making a bit of an effort to work on the shawl this week I see I've only knit 1.5 out of my 6 oz of yarn. I am still continuously amazed by how easy the pattern is to knit. I'd also like to point out that when I said it takes under three hours to knit a repeat this means knitting at a coffee shop while chatting with friends, drinking coffee, eating pastries, etc. I have over 200 stitches my needles. I was wistfully imagining that if I were knitting the small size shawl in the largest yarn I would already be done. But no. I'm knitting the biggest size in the smallest yarn.

Hope dinner shows up soon. I'm starving!