Well, that was fun — and successful! Both Maddy and I found the things on our shopping lists and had a nice lunch together. Our last stop before home was Goodwill (for a little treasure hunting) where we found the most adorable 4-place espresso set – cups, saucers and spoons, all on a cute display stand — and for $3.99 we just had to get it for Ali. Someone may have mismarked that one. Ooopsie.
There's a baby sweater, Demne, drying on my Block & Roll mat as we speak. I've had the pattern printed out for a long time — a one-skein project that I've been wanting to try with the DK-weight Blue-Faced Leicester yarn I've been dyeing. Saturday was the day. A baby sweater, free pattern, quick to knit – so quick that there hasn't been a decent photo op – and truly a one-skein project. I've a little yarn left over and was never worried that I'd run out. It's interesting to knit — not knit all in one piece, but in pieces that are then joined by knitting them together; the only sewing up is the two sleeve seams. There's a lot of provisional casting on going on, but it was sort of fun and I'm all for knitting pieces together. This is the yarn I used:
It's a somewhat sophisticated baby sweater. Heh. J'adore this color, if I may say so. I cast on on Saturday, sewed up the sleeve seams on Wednesday, and threw it all in the Eucalan drink last night. All I need are buttons! FO photo soon.
Yesterday, my friend Sandy posted a photo to FB of a lovely finished M'gonigle and… well, I've had my eye out for a project to knit with the squooshy sport-weight superwash merino I've been dyeing (above). Also, I was in need of a portable project to take to my first-ever Madison Knitters' Guild Knit-In where the featured speaker is none other than Twist Collective's Kate Gilbert! It just seemed right. I'll be taking a class in the morning, meeting up with some friends, and generally having a good ol' time… even though I'll be on the road early enough to watch the sunrise tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow night, I'll be going to see one of my nephews in a play – the first play he's ever been in, the lead in The Foreigner. It's perfect, and I can't wait!
Also, little boys – it seems like ages since I've seen them — and hamster sweater (on the hamster)!
Sunday… a number of things on my plate, we'll just have to wait and see.
It'll be a busy weekend, but HELLO FUN! I'm not complainin'.