Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Summer Travels and Travails
IK Weekend, so I bought it on line and I love it. The mailman also brought Knitting Knee Highs and Toe-Up Socks In a Box.
I'm still making knitting lists for what I dream to knit when I'm done the Simplicity cardigan and the nephew sweater (and the black shawl and the lakeside socks).
I have a few presents, I need to make a few back up baby things, there's the alpaca blanket for me. I have the Monday Morning Cardigan yarn ready to cake up, plus too many shawls. I want to knit Barb Brown socks before I meet her at the retreat in October. What do I really want to wear this fall? Maybe start there.
There are a few things on my Rav page that I already frogged. Sigh. I'm not so good at mixing the colours. Or I'm just too specific in my aesthetic.
We're back in Victoria this weekend and I plan to take Emily to Boutique de Laine. They always have a bag full of yarn to buy. I'm doing a Knit A Long (KAL) of the Dahlia Sweater from the new IK Fall with some of my real friends. I think I can use stash. I'd love to find more DK Merino for my granny squares blanket. My LYS still hasn't ordered the bag full for me yet. Hmmmm. Not sure if I'll have time to teach that this fall. So many shifts at the Hospice, plus I'm doing some classes on Palliative Care. I registered for my choir, the Chilliwack Academy of Music Festival Chorus, and I cleared my schedule so I won't miss so many practices. These are the greatest people.
Tuesdays will be knitting with the Chilliwack Common Threads Knitting Circle at Decades Coffee House. I'm hoping to bring together enough people that it takes off organically.
Today, before work, I'm packing spiffy clothes for the brunch and tea this weekend. But really I'm trying to get my knitting to the simple spot for travelling.