Remember how I said I'm always behind the trends? I just found the Sheep in the City blog and after days of reading the archives, I can truely say that I am jealous. Now, I want to buy yarn. Why does the whole world have so much more yarn than me? Oh, that's right, I refuse to spend more than $9.00 a skien. So, without further ado Saturday I hunted down another LSY-read within a 40 minute round trip. I just went to check it out-I SWEAR! I felt bad that I was the only customer in the tiny place and I didn't like any of her yarn, plus I could buy it cheaper online, so I got books. This is without hubby's consent, because I just spent $60.00 said yarn and I will be jobless at the end of August. I ordered Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles and 50 Baby Booties to Knit. Yes, I could have gotten those cheaper online too, but like I said I felt bad. Behind the sock bandwagon? Yes. Putting the cart before the horse with those booties? Yes. I just noticed both those are foot books...mmmmm...As an aside, this LYS didn't have any sort of knitting group either, but the shop keeper seemed interested in starting one when I asked.
Speaking of yarn, my order for the bamboo yarn has not come in yet. Poop.
Moving right along, I'm sure you're all very curious on the status of my goals set for the weekend. Technically the weekend isn't up yet, but I'll let you in on it anyway. Here we have not one but TWO fronts of the Cloud Vest. Thought I'd forgotten all about this guy, didn't ya? So far so good. If it turns out all right I might even try to get this puppy's pattern published.
Ignore the yellow yarn at the bottom of the right half. It's for my tubular cast on. I really love the neat and tidy way tubular works with the ribbing on this vest. You wanna see ribbing? I got your ribbing.
As for the second and third items on my knitting-to-do-list, I got updates on those too. The Bag Bag, as I am now referring to it, has been wild to make. But alas, my recycling ways have left me a few white bags short of going any further. For the first time in a long time I actually wanted those stupid bags from the grocery store today. I was forced to stop on only the fifth row.
This bag will actually be a little smaller than the suggested size as my largest crochet hook was "K" and the pattern called for "M." But it's cool, I have no idea what I'm going to do with this anyway. Maybe I can give it to the ADD kid sitting infront of me at the wedding last night to put over his head.
Sorry...And for our finale, I have gotten nowhere on frogging the Weasley Sweater. I tell myself it's because I don't have a handy dandy yarn baller, or even a swift, but the real reason is that it's just too sad. All that time for nothing with that harsh unforgiving highland wool. It might be authentic, but DANG! it chafes the hands.