How can it be 2 months since my last post. I really don't have any reason for the long absence. I just haven't been in the right mood for posting, I guess. I'm just going to start a list and hope that nothing important gets left out.
The Twist sweater is almost done. The main body pieces are finished and waiting to be blocked and seamed. I hope to get the blocking done this weekend. I'm doing the collared version, so finishing shouldn't take long.
I started a pair of basic stockinette socks in a great yarn from Noelle's Noodles. The colorway is a special edition designed for Eat.Sleep.Knit, one of my favorite yarn sellers. I'm also working on a special top-secret project for my swap partner in the Loopy Ewe Swap. The hexagon afghan is looking good--I'm about one third of the way finished.
I joined a knitting group! We meet at a local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop on Tuesday nights. It's been lots of fun getting know a nice group of knitting friends.
At the end of this month, I'm taking a week of vacation. My brother and part of his family will be visiting. My vacation extends until June 2, which is the date for the Dodgers Stitch 'N Pitch night.
The Project 365 photo series is going well, but I did forget to get one photo this year. One oops in four months doesn't seem too bad, right? Most of the other items on my 101 in 1001 list are stalled at about the same spot as the last update.
Thanks for hanging in there until the end of this long post. I just have one more thing to put down on my list and it's a biggie--I'm getting a spinning wheel! She's named Julia and you can read more about her right here. This might be one of my crazier ideas. My attempts at using a drop spindle and a Spindolyn have been less that successful, so I'm not sure what makes me think this will work. I'm up to the challenge and determined to make some yarn, though, so wish me luck o.k? UPS should deliver early next week and I will definitely post some photos.
Since I don't like to make a photoless blog post, here's a nice shot from Roger's Gardens last month: