Knitting group last night. I was a little late, settled down and realized I'd forgotten my pattern....yarn, check, needles, check, pattern....oops. So I did what any good knitter would do, bought new needles and yarn and played. I picked up some Brown Sheep Cotton Fine. A fingering yarn with cotton and wool. I used the Cotton Fleece for baby pants and liked it, and wonder how well this would work for socks.... I'm thinking a pair of shorties for Youngest Daughter.
Knitting group was fun. Two knitters pretty much dominated the conversation with each other and not about stuff any of us had a clue on, for the first hour. Then one left and the other quieted down so the rest of us could talk knitting socks, using Magic Loop, and such. Two ladies were spinning and the whir of the wheels was a nice comforting noise and reminded me yet again, I need to get my spinning wheel down, cleaned off and see if I remember how to spin. All in all, it was a fun evening.
The knitting I forgot to take is the Kangaroo Vest in Closely Knit by Hannah Fettig. Pictures coming soon. I decided to knit it in the round and have finished the bottom half, divided and I'm in the midst of the armhole shaping on the back. I'm using Red Heart Acrylic so it will be last forever and be easy to care for. Important when knitting for little boys with busy moms!
I got the book from the library. I'm amazed at how many new knitting books are on the shelf each time I visit. And it's a double bonus if I go to a different branch as there are more books at each one! One of my favorites from the last visit is Knitting Beyond the Edge by Nicky Epstein. What great cuffs, collars, necklines, corners, edges and closures. I guess it's time to go to Borders and see if I can find Knitting On the Edge and Knitting Over the Edge, too!
Ah....the infamous Candy Bar Diet......
What's next, electronic food? Electronic cigarettes.
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