These pages are full of what makes Penny Penny. Lots of crafts, rants, and fan girling.

Oh yeah

So, in the midst of the gauntlet (that is so funny right now, I'll tell you in a minute, but here I'm referring to finals week)there is hope and a bit of fun. I went to Fiber Arts Guild today (as of January I am the new co-secretary) and had a blast. Those ladies are always so much fun. I've been invited to the Tuesday lunch meetup, where I will knit and gab while Mike is in Playas, NM, the butthole of New Mexico. New Mexico Tech's new butthole.

Anyways....there's talk of next year forming a pilgrimage of sorts, to the Taos Sheep and Wool Festival. One lady has a house up there, and neighbors with condos for summering (not in use during October!) where we could stay for free. Yeee!! I am so crapping excited, I've got to start planning a sweater to make and wear down there. Cuz you have to wear your own creations at a S&W Fest.
I finished an elbow length cabled gauntlet today.

It was mostly done over Thanksgiving weekend, I just needed to rib the top and knit the thumb. They're in Cascade 220, pattern here. Yes, they're heavily modified. That was just a weenie cable. I like my beefy XO cable. I pulled it out of the super Vogue knitting book. I didn't like the way they did the decreases along the sides of the cable, either. For ripping this puppy out four times, I really like the end product. Here's the cable up close. I brightened the pictures a bit so that you could see the cable better. The yarn's a pretty bluish purple.

Do you know where that's been?

Now all we need is...