After my winding frenzy last weekend I was itching to get something new on the needles. I finished up my Kaika socks Monday night, and they are lovely! I love all the different lace patterns, the bobbles at the top and the picot cuff. It is delightful to finally have a hand-knit pair for myself that fit my feet and my style (apologies for the photo quality).
After the socks were happily warming my toes, I started another Light and Up for yet another Sara (we are legion!). This Sara is a friend from my graduate cohort who saw my finished shawl and drooled so much I agreed to make her one in her signature shades, black, black, and black, with some grey for a pop of color. When it’s done she will be one seriously chic art teacher!
This week was a social one in my knitting world. I have mentioned before that I had been attending a weekly knitting group at Yarnia. Alas, my schedule has changed a bit in recent months, so I haven’t been able to attend the Monday night group for some time, and hadn’t found another group that fit my schedule. Well, while researching a bit about the Rose City Yarn Crawl (more on that in a bit), I stumbled upon a weekly gathering at another local shop that fits perfectly with my schedule! I attended on Tuesday night, had a delightful time, and I hope to make this a regular thing.
Last but not least, the aforementioned Rose City Yarn Crawl. Basically, this is a fun promotional event for a bunch of local shops, dyers, designers, and other vendors. The truly die-hard Crawlers print a passport and try to get to all the shops on the list within the 4-day Crawl to be entered for big-time raffle prizes. Each shop also contributes a pattern which you get free with purchase at the store (all are available on Ravelry as individual patterns or as an ebook). I am far too financially strapped to be galavanting around the city salivating over yarn I can’t afford, but I couldn’t completely resist going out for a taste of the Crawl. I went to my two favored shops (mentioned above), got two adorable new skeins plus two free patterns, and got out of the whole thing only $40ish poorer (it could have been much, much worse).
Alright, I’m off to cast on some gift socks and write a lesson plan. Talk soon!