Introducing my newest pal, Paavo!
Estonian hand puppet in my queue for such a long time, I'm so glad I finally picked up the needles to make it.
I chose the name Paavo because it means small and humble, but I think my sheep has a mischiveous side. His smile is lopsided and he has a twinkle in his eye.
I've also been working on another pair of Skews. Those who know me realize that this is a rare sight, as I'm a die-hard DPN knitter:
But look at the color on these socks. If you didn't know I was knitting both ends of the same ball of yarn, you would hardly think it's the same yarn. Color isn't everything though. The yarn is working up into a nice fabric and the toe of the sock goes into your shoe anyway. The yarn seems to be darkening up as I progress.
My last yoked sweater project was finished weeks ago, but it was a disappointment because it was too tight for Jim. It looked just silly on him. So I searched around for another person it would fit and didn't have far to look. One of Luke's freinds was quite happy to accept a lovely warm sweater in exchange for her picture being posted to this blog:
I'm not done with top down yoked sweaters yet though. I've found the next pattern I want to work: Folklore. I've bought the pattern and now must consider yarn choices and mathematics for up-sizing it. What a fun task for a Sunday afternoon!
Good luck to all you Olympic knitters as you approach your final laps. I hope your can hold your needles high in triumph as the flame is extinguished tonight. Paavo and I will be cheering from the sides (and maybe singing O Canada).