Friday the 13thFinally, the end of a long, long week. I am in knitting withdrawal. I did make some progress this week, though.
First, the Crayola Blanket:
And the close up:
I really like how the Crayola Blanket is coming along. It's kind of a pain to knit, but the end result is well worth it.
The Good and Plenty shawl is finished!
What: Good and Plenty shawl
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun, 2.5 skeins each of Boston Rose and Edwardian
Needles: 17, circular
Lesson Learned: This shawl knitted up quickly and without any drama.
This shawl is the first item that I've kept for myself. I'm enjoying it and am very happy I decided to make a shawl. I didn't think I was a shawl type of person, but it's perfect for knitting and watching TV.
This afternoon, I enhanced my stash:
That blue yarn is to go with my other Bernat Baby yarn to make a blanket for J's baby. Here's the color scheme:
These are also her nursery colors, so as soon as I figure out a pattern, I'll get this on the needles. Anyone have any pattern ideas? I need something simple, since my brain seems to have gone on vacation without me.
The other yarn in my stash enhancement picture is Sassy Stripes . I found it at Michaels and it was on sale: 50% off ($3 a skein). Yay! I've been wanting to try self-striping yarn for a while now, but I'm too damn cheap to buy it. I'm thinking this yarn will be a scarf for Warm The World.
Tomorrow morning the Knitters With Altitude are meeting and I'm going to join them. This is only their second meeting and my first meeting. I admit, this is going to be nervewracking for me. I'm actually a shy person when I first meet someone. Once I know someone, I don't shut up, but around strangers, I'm just a little mouse. I am looking forward to going. I can't wait to be around other knitters!
If you're in the Springs area tomorrow and want to join us, we'll be at the Academy and Vickers Pikes Perk. The knitting begins at 9. I'm sure I won't roll in until at least 9:30, since I'm a chronically late person. (Yes, I know it's not a good trait and trust me, I'm working on it. :) )
Jenifer tagged me, but it's with a meme that I was already tagged with. :( Scroll down for my answers, Jenifer. Feel free to tag me with something else!
In non-knitting news, look what I got from Freecycle!
A breadmaker! I found my first breadmaker at a yard sale a couple years ago and fell in love with it. Then, last year, it committed suicide by hurling itself off the kitchen counter. I don't know why the breadmaker was suicidal, but it was an ugly, ugly death. I only paid $5 for it, but was crushed that I couldn't make bread anymore and my budget didn't allow for a new one. Finally, last week, I got smart and asked for one on Freecycle. Three days later, I brought this beauty home! So now I can start making my own bread again. It's doesn't take much to make me happy.