Well, Canon finally decided to send my camera back to me. I "should" receive it today. It's coming FedEx with a signature required on it... which means they put a notice on the door, but don't bother knocking (we've had "issues" with FedEx and their drivers not waiting for anyone to answer... and the last time she didn't even get out of the truck. I literally had to flag her down and got the "oh, you are home"...ya, maybe next time you should try knocking... hrumph).
Anyway, let's do a quick catch up of what I'm working on:
The Scoop du Jour didn't block as well as I had hoped. A simple wet block ain't gonna keep that ribbing open. I'm going to try a steam block and hope that works. I don't normally block pieces as I go, but getting that ribbing to lay open is key to the design and I want to make sure I can do it before I continue (tho' the left front is cast on and about 4" into the ribbing).
The Opal Cotton basketweave socks are still moving along. The first one is done minus the afterthought heel. I've cast on the second, but that's as far as I got.
I started a pair of Jaywalker socks in the Artyarns ultramerino4 that Kathy and I bought on a little excurtion to a LYS. Don't worry, I'll have pictures of it tomorrow (let's hope). They are lovely and the yarn is scrumptious!!!
I played around with some mosiac knitting over the weekend. I'm going to have to do an afghan for us with this technique. Fun!!!
Saturday was a really long, tiring day for me. I did my duty and KIP'd in three different locations. Matt had a time trial in Philadelphia Saturday morning. His start time was 7:11 am, so I tagged along (meaning I was up before 5:00am). I knit on the new Jaywalker in front of the art museum while cheering my boys of the Iron Hill race team while they battled the strong head wind. We then drove back and I met the gals in Downingtown for a little KIPping, then we headed up to Lancaster County to hit the Yarn Store on the Farm. She's retiring and closing the store down. 30% off (or more) everything in the store. I did some damage... mostly patterns/magazines, but I did end up with 3 skeins of Lorna's Laces Butterfly and Bullfrog yarn. Lovely... not sure what to do with it?
I've been on a pattern spending spree. I spent part of Sunday reorganizing my patterns, books, and magazines. Geez, there's a lot of stuff I want to knit! Better get cracking!
Well, I think I might go grab a lawn chair and my knitting and go sit in my driveway so I don't miss the FedEx driver...