(non-knitters may as well skip this post)
It was kind of a weird week; I'm not sure exactly why.
Perhaps it was the spring weather that threw me off balance. There are flowers blooming:
And birds are singing in the morning; I don't have to turn on my iPod while walking to the bus stop.
There was Knit night on Friday. Girl-child and a friend of hers actually accompanied me to The Yarnery on a Friday night to knit with the ladies. How cool is that? The Knitterly Fish gave Girl-child a bunch of yarn (she just did a little weeding of her stash) and, needless to say, Girl-child was elated. (Yes, my friend The Fish, a pusher and an enabler. That is why we love her).
I rather fell of the wagon at The Yarnery as they're having their annual sale.
P wants some yellow socks for which I found this:
And then Boy-child expressed interest in both purple and fuschia for which I found these:
And, of course, I was on a roll, so I picked up some Pagewood Farms Yukon for myself in a beautiful shade:
Which is really ok, since I finished the Monkey socks recently, and then this week the pair using SoxAppeal. This yarn is made with elastic which makes for a great fabric, but it's not so easy to work with:
The color doesn't show up very well here, but you get the idea.
I also resurrected a pair recently, The Poseidon pattern:
I'm not sure why those went into hibernation for so long, but I really like the look of them.
And somehow I ended up with this green sock - I'm already to the heel flap (how did that happen? Am I knitting in my sleep?):
Today was Yarnover. I volunteered for check-in, which was fun if a bit early. Then we had Lily Chin for a keynote speaker and then I had a fantastic class with Margaret Fisher, called Seven Things that can Make or Break a Sweater. Although I learned a lot, I wasn't inspired enough to muster the courage to look at The Cardigan since I got home. I am a coward, I admit it.
I did pick up a little souvenir from Jennie the Potter:
I will mention that The Fish watched me throughout these purchases; she was able to abstain all weekend and enjoy my purchases vicariously. Did I mention that she's an enabler?
My only disappointment is that I didn't get to visit properly with The Kat what with the volunteering and the fact that I was late to lunch and all. We'll have to do it another time...