Last night I went to the Clear Lake SnB and learned that the members were NOT disturbing or mentally unbalanced (hee hee). And I had the great fortune of finally meeting Monkee in person. A few of the other knitters seemed to find it strange that Monkee and I met over the Internet. I think they feel that meeting the people over the Internet is dangerous. But hopefully, those knitters didn't find me to be terribly disturbing or mentally unbalanced.
At the SnB, I learned that I was wrong about the straight vs. circular needle usage rates. Most of the knitters there were using straight needles. I guess all the discussions about Denise and Addi Turbo needles on the knittyboard just skewed my perception of needle usage.
Anyway--the batteries for my camera are recharged so I can now litter this blog with more photos of my two WIP. First up: Peter's sweater!
[Edit to say: sorry photo accidentally deleted. But you can see the finished back in the Feb 28 blog entry.]
This is the back. I'm about to start the arm hole shaping. See that lovely wound center-pull ball of yarn in the upper left corner? It was wound with the wonderful help of Monkee and her wool winder. She and I wound 8 skeins of Cascade 220 last night. That's a lot of yarn!
Next: the ever popular reversible rib shawl
Ok, I'll admit that it isn't the greatest photo of the shawl. But cutie-pie Scout posed so nicely with the shawl that I have to post this photo instead of the other photo I took. I was attempting to photograph the reversibility of the shawl. If you wish to see better photos, look at this blog entry. The shawl is long now--I'm guessing about 40 inches. I'm in the middle of the 4th ball of yarn.