Happy Tuesday! I spent the weekend with some awesome company doing some fun, adventurous things, a little work and some knitting. Coming home from those sorts of things is always a bit of a re-set, I need to get back on track, in my routine, doing my thing, but it’s always worth it 🙂
That’s a whole heap of stitches. Stitches not on needles.
Sometimes, things just need to be started over, not because you made a mistake, gauge was off or you have the wrong number of stitches, but because you know that if you had just incorporated this one littleidea right from the beginning, your design would be awesome.
Starting over, ripping, frogging, whatever you want to call it, can lead to better things so fear not! Rip away dear knitters!
Yay for another week! More possibilities, more work, more play, more sun, more friends, more family, more life! I’ve got some exciting things to share with you all soon, some this week, some next, some later. What exciting things are you up to? (Also, you should watch the video below, it’s pretty cute and fun and colorful 🙂 you’re welcome)
The weather lately has been sunny and rainy, sunny and rainy, all within the same day (welcome to Colorado) and my knitting has held a similar color scheme, not on purpose but I did notice it yesterday afternoon whilst it was raining after having been sunny and blue skied all morning.
I’ve been working on some stash-busting scarves for show stock for the upcoming season:
And I totally finally got suckered into the quilt extravaganza that is the Beekeeper, although I am a smidge concerned about how the size, the fluffiness of the end quilt affect it as a quilt, is it stiff? too warm? has anyone had experience with the finished blanket?:
Not to mention the secret designs going on in the background, a pattern that will need test knitters soon (hint hint) and cleaning, organizing and making my studio space motivating and work-able!
What have you been up to lately? To see more WIPs, head to Tami’s blog!
My favorite LYS, Fancy Tiger, just had their 6 year anniversary this past weekend! I needed some swatching yarn and a knitting-people fix so I took a real shower, put on real clothes and skipped (drove) on down to Broadway to join the festivities.
Believe me when I tell you the place was packed. The owners, Jaime and Amber, were so generously handing out goody bags to the first 100 people who walked through the doors and I was lucky enough to snag one before scampering off through the crowds to find the perfect swatching yarn.
The line was long, yes, but it moved very quickly and when you’re in a line like that, you’re in good company and so waiting was actually enjoyable. I also brought knitting in my purse and was able to knit while in line too (and nobody looked at me weird either! yay for yarn stores!).
Can you believe that I didn’t even open my goody bag until I got home? True story. I broke through the staples in the car but decided it would probably be a safety hazard for the vehicles around me if I delved into the deep whilst driving.
Wanna see my loot? Of course you do.
As we all know, photographing reds is difficult but suffice it to say, this yarn is beautiful, the color is gorgeous, its very soft and it’s perfect for the design I’ve got in mind.