The lovely Lala with Miss Idaho modeling the hat Lala made. Miss Idaho is such a little star. She knows how to work a crowd. Half of the pictures I took include her.
I tried to start the hat from the Master Knitter program. First I realized that I have brought the correct needles for the body of the hat, but not the ribbing. Rachael kindly loaned me some needles and I cast on. I counted my stitches and recounted my stitches and worked k2, p2 around to find an odd number of stitches remaining. Twice. Twice. I can take a hint. I switched over to my Latvian mitten for a few rows and had to stop because I had forgotten to bring the directions for the thumb. Doh!
Not much else to report for the last couple of days. I finished my February fiber from the Spunky Club. It is 350-360 yards of Navajo plied fingering weight. I divided the roving into 4 strips to keep the stripes fairly wide. It will hit the needles this weekend. We are going to "the lake" and I need a travel project. More on "the lake" this weekend.
I may have learned my lesson about backgrounds. I usually use either the side board (pale wood) or my dining room table (medium wood). Both are very warm wood tones that have very little contrast with the colors I gravitate towards. Then there are the pictures of yarn on my wheel (pale wood) against my hardwood floors (almost as pale wood). It was all starting to wear on me. Today, I tried my lavender sheets and didn't have to tweak the colors to get the yarn to pop in the picture.