why didn't anyone tell me I woulnd't get a chance to knit this weekend? I obviously had no idea that someone else's wedding could take so much of my time. I worked on the sunrise circle jacket a bit on the drive up and down, but it pretty much looks the same...not new picture worthy I'm afraid. I did get to work on my pink cashmere sock on the train from long island to manhattan*, but again....not new picture worthy. so let's move on to a random post:
I can tell you that the whole weekend was filled with me wishing I had knitted a shawl, a blanket, something. on the drive up the weather was around 80 degrees, but once we got out of the car the sun was fading and eventually the temps dropped to about 45 degrees with rain the whole weekend. no one had packed for this. all I had was my wimpy river stole, who's sole purpose was to shed all over my black dress and to start looking like a drowned rat in the rain. can someone remind me to knit a few wraps this summer, that aren't gifts?!
*have you ever walked the streets of harlem, at night, in the cold rain, wearing a dress, with jeans, with flip-flops, and a wet mohair stole along with a guy in a suit and a guy in khakis and a shirt? twice? I have. not fun. eventually you stop worrying about how ridiculous you must look and start focusing on trying to miss every puddle between 141st and 135th street and wondering how quickly frost bite starts to take effect. ahh, the things you will do for your boyfriend and his friends.
I'm pretty behind* on this month's project spectrum, yellow and orange are pretty hard to find in this house. I think twice in my life I have bought something in either color, though I'm not sure what that says about me. no worries though, my mind is already on next month's color: green. it's hard not to be when you get a fat hank of yarn like this:
430 yds of stripey goodness. I'm pretty excited about trying this yarn out for the store and making some jaywalkers for myself...finally. I do have another project idea for green, but Jared is egging me on to knit an awesome cardigan like his. I'm weak, so we'll see which project wins out. I have four days to decide, plenty!
till then, I have yet another yarn I get to play with:
notice it's not yellow, orange, or green. it's an alpaca/wool blend and it's unbelievably soft. it knits at an aran gauge and I have about 100yds to try out, any pattern suggestions?
*'pretty behind, as in I haven't done jack for it.