Woooooooooooooo lots to talk about. Where to start?
New Projects: As previously noted, I’ve added Branching Out to my WIPs list. Also, Pomatomus is on the needles. It’s almost ready for a heel flap.
Still on the needles: I’ve finished up a Jaywalker and am halfway down the leg of the second sock. I’m not going to say anything else about Jay except to note when I finish them. All future sock projects will be documented on the 12-Steppers sock blog. Check that site out for some soon-to-com sock yarn pr0n. Next up, Trellis and Vine. She’s coming along nicely. At Val’s house on Saturday I made progress.
While at Val’s place K and I tried out her new spinning wheel. I didn’t do all that well, but I tried my hand again at drop spindling and it wasn’t too bad. I think a top whorl spindle is better for me than a bottom one.
K dropped me and my son off at the bus stop on the way home. And wouldn’t you know it? I’d gotten out of the car RIGHT in front of the Sew Materialistic shop, which is home to Roxy Yarns. What a surprise. We went inside and found some really nice yarns. I’m talking Debbie Bliss, Andes, Lana Grossa, ArtYarns, Cascade… And the best part is, it’s all in a fabric store which will come in handy when I want to line a felted bag. A nice all in one place without having to travel to the far ends of Brooklyn.
I met up with K again on Wednesday at our usual haunt, The Point. Sat for a while, drank some chai, knit some rows( rounds for K), and had a ball. Got some headway on Pomatous and BO. We left to check out Purl, but I wasn’t inspired so we headed on back to our spot. I had to resist getting more Trekking XXL when K, being the lovely enabler she is, said “ Oh! Look! They’ve got some nice Trekking back there…” I went over, I fondled, and eventually I just put it back.
I’m gonna try to be good this year. I want to go to the Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck, NY this fall and I’m gonna need all the cash I can get my hands on.