I won't bore you with my troubles, suffice it to say I'm really looking forward to next week. My aunt and cousin are coming from Arizona and I'm sure we'll find our way to at least one or two yarn shops. I know there are other worthy things to do in our fair city, but they can't be nearly as fascinating as yarn.
And before I go any further, I want to let my fabulous Project Spectrum June postcard pal, Sue, know that her card is finished and will be on its way tomorrow if I can find an open post office. At least I completed it before the month was out.
On to knitting. I'm still cranking out the small projects, while knitting on the lace scarf from time to time. Here's the parade.
"Amulet bags" using Berroco Boho Colors. The pattern calls for fingering weight, so these are a bit larger than designed. I think they will be a fun way to wrap little gifts. I wasn't totally happy with the Boho. The ribbon yarn parts were very slippery, leading me to think a whole garment from the stuff would send me screaming into the night, but it was fine for this little project.
Just a simple 3x2 rib pattern. I used the Rainforest Jasper colorway Socks That Rock that was the first Rockin' Sock Club offering. While I really liked the pattern that came with the yarn, I need something a bit less challenging these days, so I wimped out and started ribbing. The Socks That Rock yarn is beyond fabulous. Too bad for me, the rest of what I own is packed away.
Plain 'ol mitered square. I used the instructions in the Mason-Dixon knitting book and Debbie Bliss merino aran. While it was easy to do, and I can see the appeal in picking out coordinating colors to make an afghan, the thought of making zillions of these little squares makes me a bit woozy. Nevertheless, I'm going to knit another, reversing the colors, and then I'll see what happens the next time I hit the yarn store.
That's it for the knitting for now. I haven't started anything new yet. I'm weighing my options and will make a decision between starting another pair of socks or doing a simple purse with the beautiful ribbon yarn Trish sent me a while ago. I have a feeling it will be the latter - as long as I didn't pack the pattern. Lately, I've discovered I've packed all the things I need and kept those I don't. Typical.
Hope all of you in the U.S. have a wonderful July 4th weekend. While we usually go to the big mall to see their huge fireworks display, I think this year we will stay home and have a cookout. Next year, I think we can walk to the fireworks in our new town. I'm looking forward to that!