Alright, so I'm almost finished with the Opera Gloves. I have to name them (O Gloves?), finish up writing the pattern, and there are just a few more rows before I add the finishing touches.
What this means is that I'm looking ahead. I went to M&J Trimmings on Saturday to check out what they had. I was feeling inspired from the Belly Dancing class that made me sore for three days after. I found some metal coin things - but they only had one package of 100 pieces. I called them yesterday to see if they were getting any more anytime soon. The verdict is no. They won't be getting any soon. Thing is, these janglies were $4.99 for 100 pieces. I did some looking around on Saturday, and I found one place that had 144 for $95 and another place that would give me 144 pieces for about $18. Now, I'm thinking that I could use anywhere between 200 and 300 pieces, so I'm a little less excited about spending $18 for 144 pieces. I'm at my wits end. Does anyone have any suggestions? I might call my mom and see if she can stop off at a Michaels or a AC Moore or something on her way home from work and mail something like that to me. I'm getting frantic.
For a backup interim project, I decided that I'd start a pair of those socks from the Winter 05/06 Interweave Knits. I posted a picture of them before. The ones with the leaves. I don't really want to do anything on tiny needles anymore, but I could use another pair of socks, and these ones are so pretty!
In knitting Olympic news: My Sierra came in today from Knit Picks! I have it here at work and I need to wind it all and start swatching and all that. I need to really look at the pattern. My yarn isn't going to stretch as much as the Rowan Cotton Tape they used for the original. I also have to really seriously look at the pattern to see how to make it fit. The fact that it doesn't stretch as much might mean a problem. Overall, I thought the Sierra was going to be a bit softer than it actually is. I'll post pictures of it when I get it home.
Also, in web news, my friend showed me a bit of how to take an image in photoshop and turn it into a web layout. I think I'm going to read more about that, but perhaps the look of PassionKNITly will be changing....