The March Break holiday started off wonderfully. I finished off the Round Trip jacket on Friday and here it is blocked.
It fits as a shrug rather than a jacket, but it is soft and comfortable. I think it is just right for this time of the year as the weather warms up.
I've decided to do the Knitting Guild of America's Master Hand Knitting program. I'd considered the program before, but it was Maia that really got me going. Friday evening, I bought myself some Cascade 220, the office supplies I need and two video games for the boys, so I should be all set to get a good start on the program during the March Break.
I also received my books in the mail last week. I would love to make a wall-sized wheel tam and I love those sheep puppets! The Nancy Bush book needs no explanation.
I found the old sock pattern books on the left at a used book store. I wanted to know how they put the color in the sock like that. It's pretty easy, they knit the socks on two needles and sewed them up! It seems like sacrilege to me, but I do love the effect of the stripes going down the foot instead of across. And for Level II of the Master's program, I'm going to have to knit an argyle sock, so there you go.
Saturday, the boys were at a friend's birthday party for the afternoon, so Jim and I went for a cruise through the Museum London and a few smaller art galleries. The sun was shining, the company was congenial and we had a really nice time. Today there is more sunshine, and I've just turned the heel on the second Birch Leaf sock. I've got a turkey breast soaking in a maple brine so that will be supper.
I think I'm going to be in knitter's heaven this week.