Sarah G. asks "so, what pray tell did you walk out of the store with? " Gee, I thought you'd never ask! Here's what I trashed my yarn diet for. (Trash & Stash??)
Meet Kikki, a lighthearted cotton blend for the third attempt at the Diamond Patch sweater. Third time will be the charm, O Knitting Gods, do you hear me? She has the the drape of the original Seeds that I started with. This time I own enough quantity to see her through to the end. And she has the body to stay true to gauge, unlike the mercurial microfiber ribbon I based my second try on. Anyone familiar with Tess's Ribbon yarns? Color shading that is incredibly lovely, and someday I will turn my stash into a proper garment. Maybe even another Diamond Patch, but if so I'll have to tighten up on the needle size and number of stitches. But for now, Kikki has my slavish devotion.
I also purchased this lovely cotton that I've been lusting after for awhile.
This is going to become my first attempt at shadow knitting....a checkerboard scarf. I'm not ready to start it, but I am pleased to have it take its place in the que.
Speaking of the line-up, I believe I will put aside the current Broadripples-in-progress, in order to start Chutes-n-Ladders, the latest Six Sox Knitalong project. I did the first three of the six, and then backed away from the rest. But I'm delighted to hear that the knitalong will continue for another year, and this new sock looks like fun.
Tonight I will go sit and knit with Chey at the bookstore. Have I ever mentioned that Sittin' n Knittin' is one of my favorite things to do? (What? It's one of your favorites too? Great minds thinking alike.) It's a warm, somewhat overcast day, perfect for sitting outside at Schuler's cafe, and sipping iced tea while we knit and talk. I could spend my whole summer doing this. Summer? Why, it's really almost summer. I don't mean to inflict bad wishes upon my friends with school-age children, but I LOVE SUMMER VACATION. Only 7 more school days to go. Sorry Sarah, sorry Annie, sorry anyone else who's about to have the kids home all day saying "I'm bored. Entertain me." I can't help it; I'm almost giddy with the anticipation.
Gotta go. It's sit 'n knit time.