So I finally decided to go ahead & give a couple more highly popular patterns a go ~ my thinking was to do them for gifts, as there are several birthdays coming up as well as the holidays. So first up was Calorimetry. Easy pattern, definitely had to cut down on the size. I found this just gorgeous yarn in my stash – perfect for fall! Um, so I fell in love with it while I knit and I’m thinking I might end up keeping this for myself. LOL! But seriously – look how gorgeous it is for fall:
Next up – Clapotis, of course. Yeah, every knitter in the world has tackled this pattern except me, right? LOL I’m planning to make one for my sister, possibly kid-sized ones for my nieces. We shall see, anyway. ;)
The yarn crawl. We started off at Needles & Knobs in St. Pete ~ always nice to browse all the lovely yarns & hang out on the couches chatting. I ran & grabbed a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks & met everyone else up at the Alpaca farm. YES, an alpaca farm in the heart of suburbia! It was awesome!! My guys were actually pretty bummed that they were gonna have to miss it, they really wanted to see the alpacas – probably a good thing they missed them, ‘cuz they’d have been begging me to take one home! Man, those critters are so sweet and gentle! They have the biggest eyes & will truly melt your heart. It was a fantastic visit ~ I definitely want to go back again sometime. Luckily, they are only 2 miles away from me, woo hoo!! Unfortunately, I had to run to the store to pick up some machine washable yarns for the gifts planned, then get back home. I have to work again this weekend, so I still haven’t made it up to Uncommon Threads, which I’ve heard is a fantastic yarn shop. I also missed the visit to my own LYS, but hey, I’m there often enough! he he he
Gnat – amazing job finding Jamie & her farm – truly awesome job on organizing the yarn crawl!! Seriously, dude, WOW! ;)
I have the project done for Biscotte, YAY! I made it in time for her to ship it out with her sock club yarns. It will be getting posted on Ravelry for the sock club folks to use for their projects. She just *might* sell the yarn & pattern as a sock kit in her shop – I’m hoping she does because the colorway is FANTASTIC! :D
Next up – shopping bags & Clapotis! ;)
All has been quiet on the running front still. These 80 hour work weeks are killing me, seriously. *sigh* Hopefully it will mellow out here in the next month & I’ll be able to get back on track.