Monday, February 11, 2008

All That Glitters

Here's my progress on my sparkly Moonlight Ice. In looking at the ball band on my Rowan Kid Silk Night I saw the color was called Moonlight, which is coincidentally the name of the color for the Swaroski crystals I'm knitting in. Hmmm, meant to be? So I'm calling this project Moonlight Ice. You can see one of the crystals in the picture, but obviously it's way more sparkly in real life than the picture shows. I'm not thrilled with the needle I'm using, it's a regular Addi. I'd prefer the point on the lace Addis, but don't feel like forking over the $18 for one for this one project. I'm sure I have an Inox 16" circ floating around here somewhere....

Here's my Noro sock. As you can see, I've ripped back and reacquired my dropped stitch. I've even managed to reknit a few rounds.

In other news, it was pretty cold here this morning. Younger Son's school was delayed. Funny story about school delays. Several years ago I would get up and go for a 4 mile walk every morning. So one morning it was pretty cold, but I didn't think it was too bad and I got Older Son up for school. He asked if there was a delay and I said "No, I was out and it wasn't that cold." So I made the poor kid walk to school in the sub-freezing weather where he found out that school was delayed so he had to walk all the way back home, wait 2 1/2 hours and then walk to school again. After the second time I did it to him he wouldn't believe me anymore when I said there was no delay, and he would get up every school day and check for himself.


Ashley said...

Everything is looking so beautiful! I can't wait to see the further progress on your socks, and the Moonlight Ice is to die for! Thanks for sharing!

DPUTiger said...

When I was a kid, the MtL superintendent wintered at Seven Springs and NEVER believed that the weather was bad enough to even be delayed. Remember the big blizzard of '76? I was in first grade and walked to school in that ON TIME. I was short, but I remember the snow was up to my eyeballs! Nine years of attending MtL and not one delay or cancellation!

Heather said...

Oooh sparkly pretty... can't wait to see it irl! and does it hurt a kid to be self sufficient? I don't think so. delaying school because it is cold? or windy? puh-lease... sissies.
although, I have to say, yesterday's snow day was pretty impressive.
I hope you feel better today.