Well, shoot. I was going to have pictures of all the fabulous work I've been doing, but sadly that won't be happening today.
I had a good chunk of knitting done on Hopeful, all the way to the second set of waist decreases. As I got further into it, it became increasingly clear that it was going to be too big. I slipped it onto two circulars and tried it on - yep, definitely not the sexy, clingy, top of my dreams. I had gotten gauge at 5 stitches per inch on size 4 Addi Turbos, but I probably should have paid more attention to Jenna's notes, especially the part where she says "In order to get the snug-fitting look of this sweater, you need to give your swatch a little tug to lightly stretch the stitches before measuring. Prior to blocking your finished swatch you may get 5.5 or 5.25 sts per inch; don’t worry, this is likely correct. " Oops.
So I'm reswatching on 3s, which looks like it will work, but of course I don't have a 24" circular in that size and the closest store isn't opened on Mondays. Grrr!
All body parts of Audrey are done and I'm working on the neckband. Like many people, it took me a few tried to get the lace pattern down (Rowan people, would it kill you to define what a "yfrn" is? Geez!) but I'm finding it to be fun and pretty quick. I'm too lazy to pull out the blocking board and towels today, so I don't know when I'll get started on the finishing. I can't wait - I think this will be a favorite!
Last night was the annual party at my union. It's become quite a bash over the last couple of years, with an open bar, catered food, and best of all - goodie bags! Last year's bags were insane - practically the size of a small suitcase. Lots of industry-related literature and catalogs and useful tools like scissors, iron cleaner, pens & highlighters..... This year's bag was smaller but still full of good stuff - groovy Umbra playing cards from The Container Store, a travel mug, flashlight......but the piece de resistance?
The Extreme Ironing calendar!
It's a sport.