I did a bit of a dance in my apartment that ended up in a visit to the ER. I mis-stepped and sprained my foot. So I've been home knitting, and I'll be on crutches a few days. No big deal, but a bummer.
The ER wait was forever. Once again I'm happy I have knitting and wonder what non-knitters do in such situations.
I'm co-teaching a knitting class for students at Penn with my knitting pal Karen. It's my first time teaching, but I think I managed teaching them the toe-up cast on OK. I missed this week's class due to the mentioned foot whoopsie.
I'm knitting along with this sock, It's handspun with angelina fibers. Angelina was a PIA to spin, and it looks OK knitted, but not enough for me to use it again.
New Lace Project
I'm knitting a sample Myrtle Leaf shawl for Rosies. I get to play with several lace yarns since I'm doing it sampler style. Cashmere, bamboo, two nice wools and a linen. Fun, no? I wanted to knit this shawl for myself, so another nice thing is that I get to see what material I want to work with for my own.
I stand corrected with the lace knitting needles. It seems like they are in big demand. It also appears that they are NOT made from nickel, which is good news for people with allergies. I also didn't think of a LYS needing an alternative. My LYS is fantastic and I stop there first, but not everyone can carry everything. So I don't feel too bad buying unique products or brands not carried there, someplace else.
I still think for the price they better knit for me, but that's me I guess!