An early birthday present from my mom. Isn't she nice to me? Now I can finally line some of the bags I have knitted in the past couple of years. And get up to all other kinds of fabric related trouble, too, I'm sure.
If that's not enough, I started this sweater (JaspeRed from the current Knitter's Magazine.)
Rowan Kid Classic and Kid Silk Haze. (I love digital photography, but capturing some colors is impossible. These are both really a nice burgundy color. The center of the knitted piece is closest to real life.)
This sweater is intended for wearing to SAFF in October. It was nice and cool there last year - Jim and I even saw snow in the mountains - and I hope it will be this year too, because this is going to be a seriously warm sweater. Now, I was planning on being good and knitting the sweater with some Cascade 220 I had in my stash. In fact, that's the yarn called for in the pattern. I had it with me at Knitch last night, knitting without the addition of the also called-for Kid Seta. But everyone agreed that was a mistake, that it was in fact the fuzzy yarn that "made" the design. Because I couldn't find a match for the green I was using, friend Claudia helped me pick out this beautiful combination. I think it will make a truly classic sweater, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this time, I can produce a well fitting sweater. That would be a first!
This weekend is a holiday here in the States, and our town is sponsoring its second annual Book Festival. There are readings and events all weekend, and I'm looking forward to attending a few of them. However, there may be some other fun in the works, but I won't talk about that until it either does or doesn't happen. All I can say is that it might involve butterflies, hot air balloons, and knitting. Yeah!
I leave you with some little sheep that found their way home from the beach with me. Holiday or not, I hope you all have a fun weekend. I intend to!