Twelve hours of sleep have made a world of difference in my outlook on life, the universe and everything. And the chicken carbonara pasta breadbowl that’s on its way should make things even better. It’s a little after one a.m. and I am starving! I woke up just at midnight and realized I just don’t feel like cooking myself breakfast (in the classic sense of “breaking my fast”). I already knew I didn’t want to go out in the cold (28 degrees F right now)… or even get dressed, plus I have three other hungry people here now, so I ordered from that pizza place that shares its name with a popular game with older folks (and the BC13, strangely enough). The online order tracker shows that Jorge left the store with our food about 4 minutes ago, so this is gonna be a short post. I’m sure you all understand.
I’ll be starting a new knitting project after I eat and I’m thinking it’ll be some mitts for my FIL. I have a skein of Noro Silk Garden that matches (or is the same as) one of the two colorways from his Christmas scarf and I have a pattern for convertible fingerless mitts that I found on mumblemumble’s blog. (When I find the pattern, post-food, I’ll credit it properly. Promise.)
Stay warm, kittens!
UPDATE: So I found the pattern, which is a free PDF download on Glenna C’s blog. It’s called “Podster Gloves” and I can’t wait to cast on. However, I can’t use the Noro Silk Garden on these, as it’s at least twice as thick as the yarn called for.
Instead, I thought I might use some superwash-wool sock yarn from the stash, long (5 years) ago ordered from elann.com. It’s Sock It to Me Essential 4-ply in a warm brown (color 7499).
In fact, it’s the same yarn I used to make my first pair of socks. Check it out:
I can’t find my picture of the finished pair, but the date/time stamp on this picture shows that I took it on Feb 3, 2005. Toe-up, of course. I did them as part of Sockapalooza 2.
Anyway, that’s the yarn and I have a full 230-yard skein, plus a pretty good amount left over from the sock project. However, the pattern calls for 450 yards, so this may be a no-go.
Pardon me while I hit the stash to look for more leftovers.
No luck, though.
What to do?
Hm. Well, guess I’ll have to go with a different mitt pattern this time and save the amazing Podster Gloves for a different yarn and a (not much) later date. I really want to make them and soon.
I also really want to start these FIL mitts tonight, but there are no open yarn stores at 4 a.m. (which it is now), and I do like the idea of using the Noro, so…
Time to cast on.
Updates to follow, of course.