Where to start? It's been a very busy week.
To start off with, I finished the Business Casual Socks - finally. They are made with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock lightweight in downpour, using US #2 needles:
They are lovely! I made them for a KAL (knit along) with Diane and her Knitabulls podcast. Have you seen it? I was going to keep them, but they have the very slightest bit of imperfection, so they're going to Anna. She tried one on and said she liked them enough to keep them. No problem. I'll make myself a pair soon.
This week I also went to The Yarn Company with Joanne. It's not a big store, but it's got lots of yarn in it. I limited myself to one purchase since mainly I was there just to check the place out. It was like a color explosion in a good way. Like being in a candy shop.
Steve was so helpful and friendly it was hard not to buy. Oy! And he knits! I asked him if he had to give his knits away to his mom like I do, but when she started asking for stuff, he had her take knitting lessons. She liked it so much that she knits her own goods. (Note to self: sign my mom up for knitting classes!)
We also met Irena who was quietly knitting something that was so vibrant with color that I almost hated to interrupt her for a picture, but she was gracious enough to comply with my wacky request:
And of course, there was me and Joanne - no explanation required. The purpose of this picture is to show you the wall of color:
After we left there, we went straight to Knitty City where I made more purchases, but not yarn. I'm still going to hell in a hand basket for spending money I need for something important - like the electric bill.
As if that weren't enough excitement for one blog post, today I took my sewing machine to knitting class so Maria could help me with Sojourn Knitter's tote. This is Maria helping me:
I was so unhelpful that she had to call for help from Renee:
I would say that the three of us couldn't do a 9" tote bag, but there was only two people working on the tote. See, the true mark of being the 'boss' of anyone is getting someone else to do it (whatever 'it' is). I delegated. Yep. I found out that if you ask for help, take a picture and then leave the area, no one expects you to do anything. Clever, right?
Meanwhile, the tote still isn't finished, but I'm (really? did I just include myself in that equation?) still not done with it. A couple of tweaks and it'll be finished (hopefully) tomorrow.
Now I'm going to leave you with a picture of my grand baby, Nylah, who is even cuter than I can express:
When was the last time you saw cheeks like those? Princess Diva is too cute for words!!
This post is picture heavy so on the next post I'll share my haul with you.