Where has the time gone? It is already July which meant that halt the year is already gone!
How was your week? Mine was fabulous! I never get as much knitting done as I want to....but it is not like that knitting is going anywhere...it is very patient with me....LOL!
Stash enhancements....well last week I told you that Darlene was able to snag us each a set of 'Seconds' in the Dyakcraft Northern Lights Anodized Needles...these needles have slight imperfections and are sold for about 1/2 price....the only imperfection I can see is that the color is not exactly that of the Violet needles...but I am so happy to have gotten a set of these...I can feel the drag when I first start using them, but I know with use, they will slick up...I really love them!!!
Oh, and they look great with my lavender needles in the same section right above them!
A few weeks ago, Darlene and I sent a package to the Knotty Knit Wits Podcast...we just LOVE Leslie and Michelle and wanted to send them a package of 'goodies'....well, they sent us some Portland Love right back to us. Everything is from Portland...Cards, Stitch markers, Bumper sticker, Candle, Hand Soap, Bag buttons.....the whole package was just fabulous...thank you Michelle and Leslie!
I also got in some DVD yarn that Darlene and I ordered back in May....
The Spy Who Loved Me:
Plus, I got 2 new Bags By Awesome Grannie Bags....You all know how much I love her bags!
I got the Dysfunctional Family! This Bag is so awesome, it has the greatest comic book sayings on it! I love it!
and the Neighborhood Bag...now this Neighborhood Bag is twenty times cuter than I thought it was....it has like little sewing notions all over it, and cats, and hedgehogs, etc....I think I may have to get me a large set of this one too....I really love it!
Now on to the knitting......hmmmmmmm, what did I knit on this week?
I worked on TBS....The Black Sweater....LOL! I started both the front panels just for a change of pace...I did not want to finish the back panel and then have to cast on a front panel...it would feel like second sock syndrome or something...so I thought I would cast them on now. The Black is super hard to photograph, but I am moving along!
I worked on my Rennandi.....I moved this to my new Dysfunctional Family Bag! I am just about to add my grey for my second stripe of grey/volcanic ash!
I worked on my July Socks....I get discouraged working on these because they turn my hands blue...but I need to just get them done! Plus, I want to work on my Scamper socks that I have not touched in weeks!
I also worked on my Spire, but I will not take a picture every week....I want to just try to keep caught up on it and I will show it to you every once in a while.
Lastly, I started a new shawl....It is called Salacious by Lisa Mutch. Now, this cast on is not my fault......I went to Darlene's on Saturday to knit with her...her hubby was out of town so we had a PJ day of knitting! Anyway, we were good the first 1/2 of the day and worked on our Rennandi's...but then that wine kicked in and we both talked each other into starting this....so it is all the wine's fault. Darlene had enough yarn for each of us to start....I am loving it so far! It is in my sheep bag for now, but I think I will be moving this to my Texas Boots Bag! :)
I had a fabulous time just knitting at Darlene's on Saturday...she and I need to do that much more often!
Well everyone, that is really all I have....I hope you have a great week!
Happy Happy Happy Knitting everyone!