Project Roundup, Part 1

But first, here’s what’s going on at our house this week. My sweetie, John, had surgery on both of his feet earlier this week. We planned this for a week that I had off, so I could wait on him hand and foot, or foot and foot, in this case. Here’s what he looked like the evening after surgery.

Those are icepacks on his feet, and would you just look at those fashionable shoes! He’s doing pretty well, all things considered. Here’s Lewey, consoling him.

In between running errands and fetching things, I have gotten some knitting done. I have three projects actively going right at the moment. First up is the new sock.

The yarn is from Three Irish Girls, from their Sock Yarnista monthly sock club. This is my first club shipment, and I am more than pleased. It’s very squishy, lovely yarn, and Sharon sent a coordinating contrast color for heels and toes if you’re one of those people, like me, who won’t use the included pattern. The club is a monthly offering, and has either a variegated colorway or a semi-solid, and you can choose on a monthly basis which one you want. The pattern this month is a lovely cabled sock that will look much better in the semisolid yarn, so I’m substituting, you guessed it, my favorite sock pattern over there to your right in the menu bar. I’ve decided to use the darker yarn for the tops, heels, and toes, just for a change.

And the needles, you ask? Those are my latest acquisition, sterling double points from Celtic Swan Forge. It’s hard to get a decent photo of them, but here’s an attempt.

These are just fabulous. They are not for everyone, I’d guess, though. They have a rather blunt tip, for one thing, which doesn’t bother me in the least, but some people might hate them. If you insist on a sharply pointed dpn, these are not your needles. They are also substantially heavier than any other double points I’ve used. They are also very expensive, so you have to really want them. And I really wanted them, so I got them. If you have a special occasion coming up, and need to give your significant other a gift idea for you, this might be it.

Next time: Whatever happened to that Cobblestone thing? Stay tuned to find out!

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Project Roundup, Part 1 — 16 Comments

  1. Poor John – I hope he is doing better by today. Looks like Lewey had a good effect on him.
    I’ll be curious to see how you like the yarn club – I considered joining. But now you can be my guinea pig. 🙂

  2. Give John a big hug for me – and wishes for a speedy recovery. Looks as if he has a sweet comforter in Lewey. I’ll be anxious to see your yarn club offerings. This one is beautiful.

  3. even planned for surgeries are no fun at all. Sending John healing thoughts for a speedy recovery.
    Three Irish Girls produces the most divine colors – that club is so very tempting! The colorway you have just begun is gorgeous.

  4. Awhh poor poor John. he looks so pitiful! Hope he gets better soon! He’s in good hands!
    Get well soon John.. so Lorette can stop fetching things for you and have more knitting time!!

  5. Ouch, BOTH feet?? One of my co-workers recently had major bunion surgery and is having the hardest time getting around–I can’t imagine having surgery on BOTH! Tell Lewey to keep up the good work! (You too, of course)

  6. Oh, poor John. But it looks like he has lots of friends to keep him company. Your finished socks look great, as do the new ones.

  7. Poor John. Poor Florence (Nightengale). It looks like the family pets are in heaven, though. And I think those dpns are divine. I’m going to have to look into a set for myself. Hope John recovers quickly.

  8. Oh that looks painful. Hope he’s feeling better. I’m off to Toronto this week to nurse my middle child through orthopedic surgery that can’t be done here in Vancouver!

  9. Hello !
    I’m desperately looking for Jo Sharp’s Book one.
    It’s out of print.
    On Ravelry, I could see the very beautiful Laurel Hill sweater you made.
    In fact, I’m looking for a guernesey pattern called Sheoak, which supposedly figured in Jo Sharp’s Book 1.
    I wondered if by any chance you would be willing to sell your copy or copy and sell me the pages on this pattern
    Sorry to bother you, but I’m an absolute guernesey fan.
    I’m French, if there is anything I can do for you from here, please let me know
    Au revoir