Ferrets are odd little creatures.
Case in point: I’ve started replacing some of their old beds with nice, fluffy new ones.
They love new beds. They love the soft new faux-sheepswool and, honestly, I think they love to get their weasel musk all in them things.
So, in my quest to replace their beds – which can be on the pricey side – I purchased the purple one. That went over like whoa. They were so excited about it.
Then, two weeks later, I got the blue one. Well, wouldn’t you know, they all abandoned the new purple one for the even newer blue one!
All except for Whyatt, of course, who seems really happy with that purple one all to himself.
Next week marks the start of three months of crazy, hellish, long-long hours and super stress. Which does mean that these past few weeks of preparation haven’t been so pleasant either.
But, all the anxiety means that my hands just need to stay busy, and some projects are just flying off the needles.
The Noro Jaywalkers, for example, are totally done. They’re a bit snug to slip over the heel, but they’re awesome to wear. When they’re on, I can’t stop looking at my feet.
The yarn did soften tremendously, but I can’t say I’m crazy about it. It’s too slubby and thick-and-thin for my taste, and I really wanted the color repeats in the skein to match.
Didn’t quite work out that way. But, nonetheless, it’s great to finally have a pair of handknit socks for myself. Usually, they all end up as gifts!
Since the Noro socks are done, my fingers were itching for more small needle goodness, so I wound up the J-Knits Superwash Me Sock from the stash and cast on the Annetrelac Socks from the 2007 Holiday Interweave.
The entrelac actually knit up really quickly, even on the US 1 dpns. It shows off the color transitions in the yarn really nicely.
This is the Amesbury colorway. I really like this yarn. I read some reviews that said it was splitty, but I really haven’t had that problem at all. It’s ultra smooth (from the nylon content) and a really different feeling knit for my hands, which were just coming off the Noro sock.
And, in keeping with my productive little knitter status, I finished Halcyon…
…and knit up a quick. two-days-knitting pair of Fetching from Knitty out of that single skein of Alchemy Wabi Sabi.
Knitting: Very Productive
Blogging Resolution: Not So Good
Work: In Ridiculous Overload Mode
Weasels: Always Hilarious
Madori: Still Adorable