The Tall Guy and I are brainstorming for a destination for a trip in late October. Any good ideas? The Islands are pretty much ruled out due to the risk of a hurricane, but otherwise, we're thinking a week off, some relaxing and some adventuring. I'm leaning towards not going to Europe since I'd rather have more then a week there, but my arm can be twisted for the right locale and price. As you may be able to tell, my brain is in serious need of a vacation right now as is displayed by one of my current works-in-progress.
Jaywalkers. (You can find a link to the pattern on her site as well) Such a great pattern, in that they always look so much harder then they are, and they produce a sturdy, fun fabric. These one's are in Lorna's Lace's, Amy's Vintage Office, sock weight. This is my go-to pattern when my hands need me to be knitting, but my brain wants to wander a bit. And the yarn, well, you know my love of LL's.
A few weeks ago, I alluded to a project I couldn't talk about yet so, I've been without a good bit of knitting material to talk about as a result. My friend (who's getting married to another close friend of mine in a few short weeks) Shel got the package today!! Details: Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl Yarn: Malabrigo Silky, about 1.6 skeins, in Grey-Green Needles: Size 8 (or 9?) Mods: None, I decided to stick to the pattern as written. I probably could have done another repeat, but the silk content of the yarn makes it annoying to rip back. It wasn't worth the potential stress. This was a straightforward knit that will fit the bride just about the same way it fits me. Not too big/unwieldy if she decides to wear it on her wedding day, and will make a good scarf as well all wrapped up in a New England winter. At this point in our photo shoot, I was telling the Tall Guy that it was a good thing I like Shel so much and that this yarn was a perfect match for her blue-blue eyes... or I would be keeping the shawl for myself! We have a friend in town this weekend, so I'll be sharing what's on the needles now in a few days. Happy weekend!
I'm not usually one for pushing people to feel bad about one thing or another, but the Washington Humane Society (where we adopted Annie from) recieved a good bit of press this week on a rescue they did on a victim of dog fighting. This sort of stuff just boils my blood. No need to feel like you have to make a donation (though I did), but please take a moment to read this article. Or don't. Either way, do I think cruelty to animals (esp to this extent) should be a felony? Heck. Yes. Here's the link to the WHS article.