What a productive knitting weekend!
Almost through the brim of the Mariko Wannabe Bucket 'O Chic. I ended up using a crochet hook to pick up the stitches which was much easier. The brim knitting has been slow with the yarn doubled, and I have about half a round before the bind-off. I'm hoping for a non-curling brim since I'm following Mariko's successful changes.
Made it to the yarn sale at A Garden of Yarn on Saturday. The sale started last Thursday, but I wasn't able to get there until Sat. Sadly the Lamb's Pride in the colors I wanted was all gone. BUT I did get three skeins of Noro Kureyon in color 75 (Orange/Green/Red multi) so I can finally make a Booga Bag.
I also visiting The Wool Gathering in Kennett Square to see what goodies were there. Oh, all the lovely lovely yarn! So many new yarns that I haven't tried: Green Mountain Spinnery, Peace Fleece, and the list could go on and on! I decided that this was a good opportunity to ready myself to take the sock plunge in 2004 so I purchased the owner's basic sock pattern, 3 skeins of Frog Tree Alpca (color 009), & size 3 Brittany dpns. Frog Tree is sport-weight Alpaca yarn which is distributed by T and C Imports and is produced by a nonprofit cooperative of women in Bolivia. This yarn is so soft! I look forward to knitting with it and to wearing my first pair of socks!
Mr. Timothy and I ventured out to the library this morning while the girls were at school. I had a sock knitting book (Socks, Socks, Socks edited by Elaine Rowley) on hold there for me. I also borrowed a book that Jennye wrote about on her blog over the weekend. The book is From the Ground Up by Amy Stewart. It looks wonderful! Thanks for the recommendation, Jennye!
Off to blog hop around the knitting blog ring!