Had another good night last night, despite the fact that my financial world is crumbling around me.  I decided to go to Make One to make my mind off things and start work on that Cat Sweater for my lawyer.

Before I delve into that I have to admit to a wee bit of lunchtime lunacy.  I decided to hand-wind one of my skeins, it’s a beautiful Crimson Ultramerino from Blue Sky Alpaca.  So soft, I just want to pet it all day long.  I didn’t have anyone to help me by holding it so I just lay it on the bench next to me in the lunch room.  So I start happily winding and everything is going great until a co-worker decides to sit next to me and we get chatting and I get ignoring my skein until lo and behold I have so much yarn-barf that I almost cried.  Thankfully my co-worker grew up in a Yarnie household so she just grabbed the yarn and started to undo the yarn-barf for me as I slowly wound the ball.  Poor girl gave up most of her lunch to help me and ended up with her cream coloured pants covered in crimson coloured fuzz.  Oh well, at least we both got a laugh out of it.

So, anyway, went to make one.  Whipped out my pattern and yarn and made my first knitting gauge swatch, very exciting.  Measured it all up and realized there was far too much math on this pattern for my liking.  Big thanks to mtlaise for helping me work that out, of course by “helping” I mean standing over my shoulder and giving me the answers as I looked dumbfounded at the sheet of paper.

Got my cast-on row going, thanks to LisaWithaZed for showing me a non long tail cast-on.  Got to the end and was then politely told by ladyindica2000 that I was shit outta luck because my only circulars were WAY too long for this to be worked in the round.  So, I’ll have to wait for my knit-picks order to come in before I can carry on with that one.  I hope it’s soon, this yarn is so soft, so pettable…<badgrammar>me wanna play with it more!</badgrammar>

So, I sat there for a while feeling like a plum, not knitting on knit-night.  Some people decided it was a good night for sushi and I was in no mood to disagree so I used the last of my pennies to order some tempura…yummy 😀  birchblanket, aylii and myself went to pick it up.  I enjoyed this walk, it was great to finally get to know birchblanket.  We have chatted online a little and she seemed nice.  I was happy to see that the Real Life birchblanket was just as nice as her online persona :)

It would seem that Make One is becoming my new addiction.  Still, it’s nice to get out of the house.  Gives me a chance to socialise more with my Girls and Doug gets to play his World of Warcraft.  It’s a win-win situation.