Monday, September 22, 2008

Good Fall Morning To You

What a nice cool day to stay indoors and bring you up-to-date on what's been happening around here. Husband is still on jury duty, so leaves me lots of time to knit, shop, and catch up on a "little" bit of housecleaning.

I'm still working on the LaLa Simple shawl - it's about half done and going quite rapidly now that I have memorized the pattern.

I have two brand-new knitting books I need to take time to look at: Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti and 101 Designer one-skein Wonders. The latter book I got when I registered for the local Pacific Fabrics monthly knit-a-long in their store.

I just found a 3-Diamond Spa Face Towl and Washcloth set which I can't wait to get started on for a few Christmas gifts.

Knit until next time.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Day in Tacoma

I went with my husband (he had jury duty) to Tacoma this morning and had intended to sit in the courtroom and knit, knit, knit. Oh was I wrong. Couldn't get past security with the knitting needles (not even dull crochet hooks can pass through). So I spent most of the day sitting in the car in the shade and got quite a lot of knitting done. Worked on dishcloths mostly, as it was so warm (in the 80's) I didn't want my sometimes sweaty hands to get on the LaLa Shawl I'm working on. I finished the "yellow schoolhouse dishcloth", which was the September KAL project. I'm staying home tomorrow while he goes to the city, and should get a lot done around the house, including knitting.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fiesta Mochachino

Fiesta Mochachino
Originally uploaded by knitterbeader
Two skeins I purchased this week at a LYS store in Meridian, Idaho. WOW! What beautiful colors.

Travel to Boise

It's been a while since I've posted - don't have any excuse. Just got back yesterday from the Boise, Idaho area. Attended my husband's 55th class reunion in Weiser, ID and then spent time with family in Boise. Had a great time, but as usual, it was nice to get back home. Husband went golfing with his brother one day, so I visited a LYS in Meridian called The Yarn Shoppe. The two ladies in the shop were very nice and helpful and what a lot of yarn to pick from. I purchased two skeins of yarn - Fiesta WaterMark in Mochachino and Fiesta Stargurst LaBoheme also in Mochachino (with just a little sparkle) See photo. I don't know yet what I'm going to make but it will be something special.

Upon my return home I found out I was the winner of a skein of Smooshy Dream in Color from a game/contest on Belle of the Ball Podcast. Friend Sherrill now expects to see a pair of socks. I'll probably make a "test" pair before I use this beautiful yarn.

I'm signed up for classes in October and November for a top-down sweater and 2 socks on one needle and looking forward to these very much.
So long for now.