January weather has arrived. It is currently 29 degrees outside. There apparently was a flurry last night but I didn't see it. Despite the fact that the warm weather made me nervous about global warming and NYC going underwater because of the ice caps melting, I kinda loved having that warmer weather. But now that it's colder I can now enjoy knitting inside without feeling guity I'm not taking advantage of our Indian Winter.
My CP is now to large to lug around with me. The fronts and back are done and now it's all about the sleeves. Brilliant Cara is planning on doing hers in one piece. A great move that I didn't consider. It will be good seaming practice for me but if I make another I will so combine them. With my quick progress on CP I found myself without a transportable knit on the needles... what was I do to but to cast on some Socks!
(I took the pics inside around 5ish so the lighting is a bit dark.) These are the Monkey pattern from the current issue of Knitty. The yarn is STR in Prove it All Night. I'm using size 1 addis (the pattern called for size 2s) and I might be moving it down to 0s. So far I love how it's coming out! It may be a tad on the bigger side but I can't really decide since it's just two repeats in. The pattern is pretty simple and memorizeable once you get it going.
I'm also loving the color of this yarn! It's got subtle color change from the pinks, reds to greys... not to mention how I have that song stuck in my head as I knit with it. I know I'll be swinging from the trees when these are done.
I was showing my knit group last night and a bunch of them hadn't knit socks yet. What's exciting about that is I might be teaching a sock class at the shop! It amazes me how far I've come as a knitter. From back in the winter of '03 sitting patiently with my Stitch N' Bitch book to now being a potential bonafide teacher of the craft. Who freakin' knew?