Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bad Blogger!

So, I’m a lousy blogger, I admit it. Lots has been going on, I had a stint in the hospital, fundraising for the Avon Walk, a car wreck on the way to see the Yarn Harlot (in a brand new rental car – don’t go there)

The good news is that I’ve been knitting quite a bit! I’m working on my first sweater, Twist by Bonnemarie Burns at Chic Knits and it’s going wonderfully so far! I have the back finished and am working on the left front section and it’s going pretty quickly.

I’m also working on a free KAL pattern for the ILoveKandCAlongs Yahoo Group with some other knitters – it’s the Lacy Stole pattern from Lionbrand. I like it because it’s leafy-lacey and because it lends itself really well to like stash yarn. Doesn’t matter what gauge or yarn or needle size really – it’s a pretty pattern. Everyone in the group seems to be using different yarn and needle sizes and loves it

My cats are getting a little out of control with my yarn. I have one of those rolling totes that Joann’s sells for yarn and I keep it next to my living room table so I can dig in it at will if I’m looking for inspiration or a WIP I’ve abandoned (did I actually SAY that?)

The other morning I got up and saw a skein of my beloved Sulka that had clearly been dragged out of the middle layer of the tote, played with wildly, wildly enough to untwist it totally. It was linty and cat-hairy from being skidded all around my hardwood floors – this made me especially happy since it’s a deep burgundy color, designed to show lint and cat hair clearly. Now I have to keep the tote zipped all the time. I wonder if it’s the silk content that drew them to it. Anyone else experience this?

Ok, that’s enough for now..I’ll try to be better about this blogging stuff, especially since I have cool knitting things to share.

Oh yeah! World Wide Knit in Public Day is June 14th! We are doing cool stuff here in Chicagoland at Millennium Park – Yarn Swap, Meet/Greet table, charity afghan assembly and a fiber/tools collection for Interim House and their knitting program – hope to see some of you there!