So, I'm really liking this knitting group thing. I figured I would, but now I've gone twice and I've really had a good time. Thursday the RI In Stitches group met, and we had a Yankee-style swap of stash yarn. I didn't think I would get to participate because I seem to be one of those rare knitters who doesn't really have a stash. At least not one that contains anything I could bring for a swap. Leftover half-skein of purple Wool-ease, anyone? Teeny-weeny bit of the merino I made some Fetchings out of? Gee, why isn't anybody choosing the yarn I brought? Luckily, the very generous Kimberley had brought lots, and I got to play. I came away with some very nice gray-blue angora/wool, from which I intend to make some mittens.
The sweater is being postponed, however, because Big Brother's 9th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. Being a burgeoning rock fan, he told me he wanted an inflatable guitar. An inflatable guitar?? Pooh-pooh on your inflatable guitar, you shall have a knitted guitar! Courtesy of New Knits on the Block. This is the third pattern I have made from this book, and I do not even own the darn thing. I just keep taking it out from the library. I love the library.