Friday, February 29, 2008

Knitting at my LYS

I actually did it. I sat in a yarn shop and knit with other people! I was kinda nervous at first. Can you tell I don't get out much? You know how it is when you walk into a new situation where there are already people who are regulars and know the routine? And you know how it feels to be a newbie. But I had been in the shop before, so I knew the owner at least.

I only had a short window of time when I could go, and of course, there weren't a lot of people there. I perused the shelves first. You can't go in a yarn shop and not touch the yarn. They have some new yarns in since my last visit. There was Cascade 220, Cotton Classic, and Noro Silk Garden. I about fainted when I saw the Noro. I only ever admired it from afar on the internet. I'd also only ever seen Cascade and Classic online. It was great.

There was a small class taking place, about 4 people, and the shop owner. I sat down in a chair next to the big comfy couch. Sandy (owner) was sitting on the couch knitting up the square of the month. We talked a bit and I knitted on my Civil War Shawl. It was the most mobile of my projects.

So it was fun, and since there weren't that many people, it wasn't too stressful. Hopefully next time I get to go, there will be more people around.

Here's a pic of the big comfy couch, and the view of the front of the shop.

Here's a pic of the faux fire place. Don't know if you can see it, but there are log colored skeins of yarn in that log basket. That was a cute touch.

And here is actual proof that I am in a yarn shop, knitting in public.

Excuse the absence of pictures of actual people. Maybe next time. If you want to see some pics of actual people who go there, she has a blog for the shop.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

An FO and some progress

I finished up my regular round ripple afghan.

And I made more progress on my 6 point star ripple.

That's it for now folks.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A couple new starts and some progress

Here's the newest progress pic for my Forest Path Stole. It's creeping along. But when I sit down with it, I can usually run through at least a tier at a time. I'm currently on the 8th.

And here's the second round ripple afghan I started. Not in too big of a hurry cause the baby isn't due for a few months.

And then I started another one yesterday. It's another take on the round ripple. And of course the colors aren't right. That section that looks blue is actually grape.

Ok well that's it for now, back to movie watching.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I'm back, I'm back, I'm FINALLY back!

Oh I have been gone for so many moons. You never realize how much this net business means to you until you can't surf. Ah but now I can breathe again and catch up on all my blogs. I've missed you all terribly.

Christmas came and went. I got all my crafting done for it, on time. Early even. I made small stockings for the kids on my list and stuffed them with candy. I made snowflakes for everyone else (one version shown below). Oh and a blanket for a new 2nd cousin. All crochet this year. Don't know what got me in that mode, but that was what patterns I had for the snowflakes.

My littlest girl had her 5th birthday. They do grow up so fast.

Yeah how lucky is she? She got a Harley.

I have noticed a surplus of reading while I couldn't surf. I read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in The Door by Madeleine L'Engle and am part way through A Swiftly Tilting Planet. Finished a 3rd read through of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Metallica: This Monster Lives by Joe Berlinger. I am currently reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
The one I finished most recently was Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair by Laurie Perry. It was just the most awesome book. If you've read her blog, it reads like she talks. It's funny and sad and just a beautiful read. I highly recommend it if you haven't.

Oh and on the knitting front I have made progress on my FPS and I finished my Dobby Style Book Sock. So I have kept busy.

Oh and did I mention Metallica is going to be at Bonnaroo? Hopefully if all goes well, I'll be there with the hubby. I can't wait.

Ok that's it for now. Glad to see everyone soldiered on without me. hehe.

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