yarn: J. Knits Softee Alpaca needles: size 1 Addis pattern: just swatched, measured, and went
Do you believe that the things you knit hold of bit of your experiences while knitting them? If so, these are very happy socks: I worked on them primarily while listening to the Yarn Harlot's talk and while driving around upstate New York.
Speaking of happy things, I scored a great deal at EJ Yarn's last weekend before they close on the 31st. I have to say I wasn't that surprised that the store isn't staying open. It always seemed to be empty, and it hadn't really kept upwith knitting trends - lots of novelty yarn but next to no sock yarn, a lot more acrylic than wool, etc. Still, they did have some nice yarns and I was happy to scoop some up at 60% off. I got a bunch of Cotton Fleece,
and the last skein of purple Baruffa Maratona becasue I had one at home that might have been lonely. I used the purple right away to start Baby Sister's BSJ (sorry, no pictures yet) so I'd have something simple to work on at work. I've been teaching the Kaplan SAT test prep classes, as I mentioned before, and every few weeks they have a practice test for me to proctor. I figured this would be four hours of paid knitting time, (yay!) but I tell you, the total silence made me painfully aware of every tiny click my needles made and the fact that I make weird faces when I'm concentrating on knitting quietly. I gave up after about an hour and started writing that blogging rite of passage, a "100 Things About Me" post. I'm on #83 and wishing I was a bit more interesting.
Well, this post is pretty effing long, so I will quit now! Have a lovely day :) .