Dare I say that it feels like Spring outside???? A week ago we were in the grips of some major cold...today it will get into the 50's and tomorrow in Philly it is supposed to hit 65. Tyg has been acting like he has Spring Fever - running all over the place, jumping and playing and in and out of the house a hundred times in a day. Also back on the patio roof several times - lol.
What a lovely weekend. Dee and I met up on Saturday to start our KAL of Sunday Swing and here is where I was as of Saturday night.
Oh dear! Not too far along. That is 10 rows of ribbing. I managed to do 5 rows while Dee and I were together and another 5 Saturday night. Then I got distracted...However, I managed to get a bit more done yesterday - the ribbing is finished and I have the first 6 rows of the 16 row pattern complete (but failed to take a picture). I don't think my yarn will show the pattern very well, but I'm enjoying knitting with it and will continue. I *think* the yarn is from Miss Babs - the band is lost somewhere, but I sort of remember buying this yarn for Mick Jagged (which, of course, I never got around to making).
Naturally Dee and I had to hit a shop first thing. Emma's Yarns was having a trunk show at Purls of Wisdom, so we headed over there. Dee behaved herself. I did not. First up, this skein of Hedge Hog Fibers jumped into my hands. Pine is the colorway and I just had to have it.
Love all the flecks of green in it. And then, a few of the Emma's Yarns skeins were attractive, but nothing I HAD TO HAVE, until I saw these two large skeins:
They both are 600 yards of yarn and I thought they would make a beautiful shawl together (pattern yet to be determined - any suggestions, let me know). The top, copper color is named "Wish You Were Beer" which cracked me up and the bottom one is named "Weather Vane."
Sunday the hours somehow got away from me. We were busy with grocery shopping and laundry and we are also back on cat duty while Colin & Mailing are in Pittsburgh for a few days. I can't wait for them to move into their house and be 20 minutes away from us instead of 45 minutes. I did a little stitching and knit a few more rows on my sockhead cowl. I did not manage to cast on for my Hitchhiker - maybe tonight? I also conveniently did not start Fletcher's cowl and I need to do that. It is so unlike me to have multiple projects going on - I'm curious to see how it all works out for me.
Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend. Now (for me) it's back to work (which is really cramping my knitting and stitching time).