Thursday Choperena kidnapped me and took me to The Knitter's Underground. I wish their web site reflected what a really kick-ass store it is. I bought an Anne Grout spindle. It's quite pretty. I got some really good advice and information about how I knit and what to do with some lovely purple mohair yarn I had. They pointed out that it's the yarn I'm trying to show off, not the knitting pattern. Something as simple as garter stitch on large needles makes it look lacy, but not busy. Over all it was a success.
Thursday night I went to the local SCA meeting and hung out for a while, spinning more. Aurora had some luscious sparkly spring green yarn she had spun with her. mmmm =)
OH OH OH!!!
I also got the amazing news that Mrs. Ralph had her baby girl!! Just under 20" and a bit more than 7 lbs. She looks so sweet. Ralph called to talk to me and I could hear her hiccuping in the background. teeny tiny hiccups!
My KnitPicks needles arrived today, so now I have my shrug on a 47" circular needle. It's much easier to work with now. The points are super. I never realized how clunky my Boyle circulars were till these new needles arrived.
Today, over all, has been a cleaning day. I'm bushed and my back hurts, but the apartment looks better. Now to just start throwing stuff out... so much junk =)
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