So in my last post I told you all about the patterns I was going to start immediately. And now plans have changed slightly. After I calmed down for a minute (one really can get caught up in the excitement of starting new knitting patterns), I realized that in order for me to get started on ALL THE THINGS, I really needed to finish a couple of things that needed to be done for classes. Or, at least put a pretty good dent in them.
And I DID finish my Tangled Lace Shawl thanks to some quiet knitting time in front of the warm fire. On the very cold May-supposed-to-be-warm-by-now day last weekend:
I love how it turned out after some blocking time. See how scrunched up it looks up there? This is what blocking does:
I. LOVE. IT.
On to my starting plans…. here are the 3 patterns that made the final cut to help cure my startitis:
1) The Shawl Society II: Fairy Hill Shawl and I am either going to use my Periwinkle Sheep Rhinebeck 2016 colorway or my blue Madelinetosh Tosh Sock:
2) The Broken Path MKAL(Mystery Knit-a–long) by Alicia Plummer and I’m using Frog Tree Meriboo from deep stash:
3) The Starting Point Joji Mystery Wrap KAL by Joji (pronounced ho-hee) Locatelli and these are the five colors I’m using:
Apparently we will be using most of each of these skeins — 1,700-ish yards.
As you see, two of these, I have no idea what they will look like. That’s a leap of faith! I love both designers though, and, in fact, Joji came out with another new pattern and THAT may also be getting started soon. It is called I See Spring and 99% of the reason I want to knit it is because of the name and my wishing for spring weather. The other 99% is how cute it is. (Yes, I know that adds up to 198%) I just need to find some yarn….
In other news, the big town tag sale was last weekend. We scored this stool for FREE:
It’s pretty beat up but Paul will work his magic (read: many hours of sandblasting, welding, painting and upholstering) and it will be beautiful. And then it will be for sale!
And I got a ricer for 50 cents:
And this pile of books from the Altamont Library book sale for $3-ish:
Actually there are a few missing from this picture because we went back at night and picked through the not-sold books and I found some more!
Then we needed a treat for after our long day so we got these to take home:
Peanut Butter Overload and Strawberry Shortcake in a jelly jar! (They were yummy. How creative is that??)
And if walking 9,000 steps in a morning wasn’t enough, that afternoon we got about 6,000 more when we headed up to the Washington County Fairgrounds’ Antique Fair / Flea Market:
The only thing we got there, though, was a contribution to my breakfast of champions for this week:
(The kettle corn, not the trail mix.)
And somewhere in the past week or so we got this despite the aforementioned cold May-supposed-to-be-warm-by-now days:
Stay tuned for details on starting my startitis-curing patterns…
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