I caved and went to the LYS and picked up another skein of noro kureyon 213 to finish dh's hat. I am MUCH happier with it now.
So is he b/c now it covers his ears. :-)
I finished my gloves. This is what they looked like with one blocked and one not. I dont' know if you can tell but the one on the left is actually a bit smaller than the other. Going into the blocking I didn't know if this was because I had to switch to new needles b/c I broke a dpn or because they just loosened up that much in the soak. These are the things that worry a knitter.
They are Iranian Gloves knitted fingertip down with double stranded kureyon sock. Insane coloring. I would definitely pick a calmer color scheme the next time, but I didn't clearly think it through and I do actually like the end result. If you were to knit these I would recommend picking a sock yarn with a little elastic in it, these suckers are tight!
I have yet to determine how practical they are, but they are snug and warm even if I can't really use a zipper! The smaller one stretched out some, but it is definitely a touch smaller than the other. That's what I get for changing needles in the middle of a project...
I liked using the square needles, though I don't think I would use them again on something that was knit this tightly b/c they cut into my fingers when I was trying to manipulate the stitches. I would like to try them on socks. The finish scraped off the ends of them in a few places but I emailed their customer service and they said they will send me a replacement pair no questions asked, so I'm going to try again and hope for the best.
This weekend DH and I being a bit under the weather lead to lots of couch time and me finding buffy seasons 1&2 on hulu as well as some LOTR in the evenings, DH's sweater is progressing nicely, I finally joined the arms to the body and started working on the yoke. It's all downhill from here! No pictures yet, but soon.
Back to buffy briefly. I was worried it would seem awful and cheesy at this point but, except for a few episodes where I couldn't help rolling my eyes, I'm enjoying it immensely! Hooray for good/bad series to watch ad nauseum in my free time!
Secret pal question: Since we've just had Thanksgiving here in the US, I'm wondering what everyone is most thankful for this year. You don't have to be in the US or even celebrate Thanksgiving to answer. Just share with us! :-)
I am thankful for many things, not the least of which are my friends and family, health and sanity and all that good stuff, but this holiday season I find myself most thankful that we are living in the northeast, that we can see friends and family at our leisure, more often, and at greater length than when were further away and had to try to squeeze everything into a few short days once or twice a year. And on top of that we get to spend some of the holidays at home in our own home enjoying each other's company, hanging with our pups, and working on things around the house and NOT going through security, flying, deplaning, renting cars, and sleeping on airmattresses for what seems like weeks on end.