Joining up with Ginny for the Yarn Along.
Okay. I have a "dark secret" - are you ready? I play video games. Not obsessively. But, I do enjoy them. Recently I've gotten into the first Assassin's Creed game (I won't bore you with the details). It's roughly about the Crusades (which I am fascinated by - with no personal interest in the religion aspect of it). So I'm rereading some yummy historical-fantasy (that's historical-fiction with some magical elements thrown in). It's, duh, set in the Crusades. Devil's Bargain by Judith Tarr was the first of her books that I ever read. She very quickly became one if my very favorite authors.
Knitting? Longies, of course! I'm using some Shepherd's Wool that I bought from a local yarn store and two lovely stripey yarns from the destash box I bought from Emily. I'm super excited!
These longies I just finished last night. They are superwash - so not the best for longies. But I had six (or so) balls left after making the sweater. And honestly, I didn't want to look at it for another sweater's worth of knitting. Not sure what I'll use the stuff I still have leftover for, though. Anyway! The Imp requested pockets in his longies. He's my scavenger - always picking up acorns and rocks (and promptly dumps them in the Elf's pockets). He decided on just the one pocket, though.
Yesterday I washed a stack of longies (that's what I was doing instead of "Crafting On" with Nicole). Today I noticed that one pair had two wee holes in the back - obviously a needle felted patch was in order (I offered another pocket but the Imp declined). And what better way to decorate a patch than with a little white Totoro?