All plans for a PS 3 post went out the window when Tuck decided to finally turn on me. Finding & taking pretty red/orange/pink pictures isn't easy when you're working off of 4 hours of sleep. We could have had a lovely collage of Tuck in various shades of red, but I was too busy begging him to keep his eyes shut. So instead, Ava & I decided to become engrossed with the Britney Spears drama. At least our nights aren't as bad as hers. Sure one more night of Tuck screaming, & you might have found us sitting on a corner clutching Pup. Thankfully, Tuck slept last night, so no fake British accents or a cocktail mix of prescription drugs for these Sheep. At least for today . . .
Let's talk knits, friends. When Ava got into town, I had just received my issue of Spring Interweave. As always, I got excited to see what was inside. I saw the preview, but there are usually a couple of patterns that are left out. I wanted to see those patterns to make my judgments on the issue. Everything in the preview was in the magazine. No pleasant surprises. Perhaps it's because Spring knitting just isn't that exciting, but we were both unimpressed with the issue & have been with the past 2 issues. What's even more surprising is we have yet to find another blogger or thread that shares our views. Are other bloggers just really nice and we're really bitchy? Maybe Interweaves doesn't fit our taste any longer? I would be surprised if this were true. We aren't sitting around creating artistic knit items. Sure, some of the patterns are pretty, but knit worthy? Not for us. But why do knitters only voice praise for a magazine? Is it because we look forward to knit magazine so much and feel bad if we're disappointed? Whatever the reasons, we'd like to see a great issue real soon.
So, what's on the needles? Did Tuck ask for anything specific other than a boob in his mouth? Well, Koolhass and no. We both decided to give Malabrigo a go and figured since so many others had great success with Jared's pattern and the yarn that we'd buy a ticket for the train and see where it took us. So far, two repeats in, all is well on the Koolhaas Express. In fact, Ava could have her finished before she gets on the plane back East . . . if she gets on the plane (shit-tastic weather here and at home). Granted, knitting through the back loop is a pain when you aren't used to it, but so far, so good. Tuck was being entertained by the knitting lingo so maybe there is hope for the boys yet, but if you look very closely, we're pretty sure that it's the Jedi mind trick thing he's trying to perfect, not cabling without a needle.
We'll get PS 3 and ABC Along posts up soon. Ava is still trying to pick a C word (mind out of the gutter, folks . . . that one would be too easy). If she gets on a plane this afternoon and makes it home to snuggle in her own bed, it just may be Continental.
Lola and Ava
PS - Because you are probably waiting on pins and needles (and thus in an uncomfortable position), Ava chose the Hollyhock colorway for her Koolhaas and Lola picked Glazed Carrots - always looking out for her family's nutrition, that one is. Let's face it, Lola will be done with hers well before Ava . . . even with the two repeat head start since it really is a fast and dirty knit.