I love how soft Madelinetosh Sock feels in my hands. I am in love with green lately (I bounce between green, red and wisteria). and on a recent trip to Knitty City I picked up this skein of Madelinetosh in grove. Lovely color:
It was my first time at the store and it was men's knit night. There were about 5 men sitting at a table at the front of the store. At the back of the store was about the same number of women sitting at the table knitting and chatting. I guess men's knit night means the men and women don't sit together.
When I bought the yarn, I had no idea what I was going to make, and then while surfing the net and NOT buying yarn, I came across Noble Knits having a pattern sale. Score! And wouldn't you know it, they had the perfect pattern for this perfect color, the Leafprints Shawlette. It should be green, don't you think?
Yesterday I made my yarn pancake, today I cast on and got this far:
There will be no subway knitting on this shawl. I already ripped it back once and it's not going to happen again.
This Saturday coming up is WWKIP (World Wide Knit in Public) day. The shawl won't be there, but I will. While there I think I'll start working on Joyce's socks - the ones with the jolly roger on them. Black socks with pink skulls, made by request. How goth, huh?
Oh, and the Tour de Fleece is coming up. Don't say I didn't give you fair warning that this is going to become a spinning and Andy Schleck blog. Unless, of course, Andy doesn't do well. Then I'll have to find myself another spinning hero. You've been warned.
OK, off I go.