I have finally managed to finish off my Camo Monkey socks. I love how they came out, but I'm going to go down to US1s next time. It seems all of my socks are a little on the loose side, and I'm trying to get a snugger fit. One thing I don't do with socks or hats is swatch. Once I get started, I just want to keep on going, figuring how far off can they be? So far, it's been okay, but still a bit loose.
I've also started the Koolhaas hat designed by Jared Flood, which appears in the IK Holiday issue. I'm cabling without a needle, because if I had to use a cable needle, this hat would never be made. Just too much fiddling. But...in order to do that, I had to type instructions, which are helpful when you're easily distracted and trying to listen to a podcast and knit a pattern at the same time. No multitasker here. I'm using Shokay Shambala in the color Earth. It's 100% yak down. Found it at yet another new knitting store in Santa Barbara called Loop and Leaf on Brinkerhoff Ave.
Still waiting to see the doctor about my thumb, and the hat is painful to knit, but in short spurts, it's okay. The drill is take two Advil, knit three or four rows, put it down, get the ice pack on my thumb for 10 minutes, go back to knitting. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
So my blogging will probably be a bit sparse until that is remedied. I'm reading and lurking on all of your blogs, but I'm just suffering a bit of ennui right now, so I rarely even comment. Maybe a Chai Latte would help...