This is what happens when I don't post for an entire week. Lots of pictures, lots of catching up to do.
Last Friday, I met Carrie, aka carrieknits from knitty. She was in Boston for a wedding and we went on a yarn crawl. It was so much fun! We went to Newbury Yarns, Windsor Button, and Woolcott's in Cambridge. I mean, it would be so wrong if a knittyhead came to visit Boston and left without souvenir yarn! Fortunately, she found some real beauties. And I bought some sock yarn. But let's not talk about the sock yarn...
I didn't think to take my camera, but Carrie did. A picture of us at Woolcott's is here!
Sunday, Andrew and I went to Syracuse. I tried to take a picture of the tiny blue sign between the red brick building and the traffic pole, just under the green awning, but couldn't get a closeup that wasn't blurry. This is Syracuse's version of Little Italy, and the sign simply reads Catholic Shop. If you ever need Catholic paraphernalia, you'll know where to go!
In spite of the 6 hour drive, my second Conwy sock did not progress much. But, in my defense, I have to say that's because a spontaneous knit jumped onto my needles.
One of our friends has a daughter who is a year and a half old. Monica looked just like the perfect little tank for a little girl, so I cast on Sunday morning and finished yesterday. I didn't get it done on time to hand it to Olivia's dad on Tuesday, but at least I now have an opportunity to block properly.
My dad's sweater is still where it was the last time, no progress whatsoever. It will be the only thing on my needles once the sock is done, so what's next?
This is the yarn my sister picked out for a pair of socks. It's one of Opal's Hundertwasser line, sock yarn dyed to look like the happy colors used by the German artist Hundertwasser in his paintings.
And I had a little accident when I went to buy yarn for Monica: Jitterbug sock yarn in Fruit Coulis. I think of it as the pixieriot yarn because it's all bright blacks, pinks, purples, fuchsias. It's even brighter than it looks in this picture!
That's it for now. I'm off to knit while listening to Tanz der Vampire. It's a fantastic musical, cracks me up every time, and the music is amazing.