Monday, November 12, 2007

It's been Pondemonium here on the Fake Isle

Clever title!! It's been a month since I blogged, but that doesn't mean that knitting hasn't happened. There was a slight detour with a week long trip to Las Vegas. Woo-hoo! DH won a seat in a tournament sponsored by World Tavern Poker. It was a great time. We flew on Southwest, which was a pretty good experience, even if the plane was absolutely, clear full on the ride home. It was a straight-through flight both ways, however. (good thing) We stayed at Binion's in downtown Las Vegas. (not a good thing, but it was clean and it was cheap) DH did well in his tournament. He won some $$ at poker and I won some $$ at slots. And we had a good time.

However, I didn't do much knitting. I worked on socks on the plane on the way. But nary a stitch while we were there because the lighting and sitting arrangements in the hotel room were very poor. And then on the flight home we were packed in like sardines.

But I do have some knitting to report on. First the Pondemonium sweater. I have the front and back done to the neck. And the duplicate stitch on the worms is done. Next step is to do the duplicate stitch on the bugs, frogs and ducks. Then on to the sleeves. This is a really cute pattern.

And since it's unhealthy to have only one (or two or three or four) projects OTN at one time, I'm also working a Fake Isle hat. I purchased two skeins of Noro Kureyon at the Mannings in October and this pattern spoke to me. It only uses one skein of Noro and the black is Wool of the Andes. It's really turning out nice. It's a birthday gift for a November birthday that I need to get sent off pronto! But now, I have a lonely skein. Might have to order two more to make another hat and matching mittens... hmmmm, stash enhancement!

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