The mark on my finger finally came out. It took a long soak in the whirlpool tub and a little extra scrubbing with soap.
But guess what! It's back already.
Yup, I'm hard at work on the other pair of socks for DH. They have a few more inches before the gusset shaping, so I'm not even going to try and remove the mark until the socks are done. As many of you have suggested, I am going to wear it proudly as a badge of honor.
Ribbon cardigan is also progressing, slowly but surely. I can only stand working with the ribbon yarn for so long before I cast it aside for more reasonably easy knitting. A little here and a little there should get it done eventually, though.
I also started a new project. I've been collecting wine red yarns of different types for a couple of years, with the idea of making a sweater. But after swatching with a few of the yarns, I decided the pattern I chose would not look flattering on me. So the wine collection has been marinating in my stash for quite awhile.
For my birthday last year, my DH made this weaving board for me, from the book Weaving Without A Loom. He cut little notches every quarter inch along two parallel sides of a 4' x 4' piece of 1/4" press board. Once it was done, I knew that the wine collection was the right yarn to use for my first project - a triangular shawl.
I'm threading the weaving board with 3 strands of each yarn, in a repeating pattern. Once the board is warped, a strong yarn is run diagonally from top right to bottom left and fastened securely. Then the top thread will be taken from the notch on the left side and woven down through the warp threads on the right hand side. Working from top to bottom and right to left, each thread will be woven through the warp until you have a triangle of woven fabric.
My hope is the repeating yarn pattern will result in a subtle plaid and the ends of the yarn will make a lovely tasseled fringe.
But first, I have to finish warping the board. Unfortunately, Koda thinks the tails make wonderful cat toys and is attacking my yarn ends. She is definitely slowing down the process.
Then again, she is such a sweetie. Who can resist her cattyliscious charms.