Onto new things. . . .
Well, it is only one day until I go to see the Yarn Harlot. I am quite excited. My sister, Melissa, who knits on occasion and thinks my knitting blog is funny, is going to come with me. I don't think she knows who Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is but I am sure she will have a good time. I am bribing her with dinner and I bought her book for her. When I told her she might want to bring the scarf she has been knitting for the last several months with her because people will be knitting during this thing, I think she thought I was a little nuts. Well, knitters are a little nuts! :) Anyway, I went to the bookstore today to buy our books. I mean, she will be at a bookstore tomorrow, but I decided not to take any chances.
So, seeing that my sister does not knit nearly as much as I do, I decided I would just go ahead and knit her hat to be donated. As you can see, I have some work to do tonight! But, hat number two is well on it's way. And, my sister is going to drive to Oak Brook tomorrow so I can always weave in some ends then! :)
In other things knitty, here is the start of my Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl. I have not been working on it much since things have been crazy around here with hat knitting. Also, I found it difficult to knit this while watching tv, which is usually when I knit. This is requiring a lot more concentration then a lot of other things I knit. I love it though. I think it will be beautiful when it is done!
That yarn is Mountain Colors in Wildflower.
Finally, while shopping for Yarn Harlot books today I totally bought this:
It's Modular Knits! I knit that coaster above using that technique, and then I was reading Sarah's blog today and she has it, and I got knitting book envy. So, when I went to the store and saw it, I don't know, somehow it just ended up in my arms! I have some other things I want to knit first, but I am sure I will be knitting out of this book very soon.
Anyway, that's all for now. I am still working on some socks, but those have taken a back seat to hats and shawls and things. This week is very busy with the Yarn Harlot tomorrow, the taping of a League of Women Voters meeting to be played on public access at a later date (hell yeah I can make my own shows and put them on public access) on Wednesday and a Snow Patrol concert on Thursday! Oh socks, when will you ever be done!?
And, now to cook some dinner!