First of all, Addi Turbo, where have you been all my life?
I bought a pair of 20″ size 8 turbos to begin the moss stitch portion of the Brattleboro hat last night. Not only are they the smoothest, loveliest needles I’ve worked with, my knitting speed has easily increased by 50%! I am saving my pennies to buy a set of the Addi Turbo Clicks as soon as possible.
Second of all, Clay came to dinner on Monday night, and obliged me by helping Corrin to model The Doctor Who Scarf. The scarf is now significantly longer than I am when not stretched, and I’ve just passed the 65% mark. It would be amazing to have this done by December 31, so I can give it to Mike at New Years…
Third of all, the Brattleboro Hat (or Bratt Hat, as my friends from Marlboro College have told me it should be called), is coming along beautifully. I blocked the band on Sunday night, and while it’s a little bit longer than I anticipated, I think I can make up for that by adjusting the button placements later on and “cinching” a bit.
I have yet to get a decent photo of the Malabrigo yarn; I’ll try to get something in real outdoor light (rather than natural light through the window) this weekend. That said, the band stitches are so big and soft and plushy, I never want to put this piece down. I imagine that this is why so many people design and knit with Malabrigo Worsted!
That’s it for me. If you’re interested in more yarny goodness, check out some of the other knitters at Tami’s “Work in Progress Wednesday” Festival!