For a change, I have quite a few things to blog about today. Be forewarned that this is a photo heavy post.
I'm still busy on Plurk and having lots of fun. You should join if you haven't already signed up.
Today, I went shopping for goodies to include in my Malabrigo Magic Yarn ball for my swap partner. (Ravelry link). The weather was fantastic on the bay at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company. I was there early, though, and it's much hotter this afternoon. Weathernet says it's 87 degrees at 5 p.m.
Here's a bird enjoying a rest on the rocks
Knitting-wise, I started Summer of Socks 2008 with a sportweight toe-up sock using some great yarn by Miss Babs. It's called Yummy Superwash, and that is a great description. The pattern is by Wendy.
Clue 2 was just released in the Goddess Knits Mystery Anniversay Shawl knitalong. I will be starting that after dinner tonight. The first clue was pretty simple, but #2 ends with a decrease round that takes the stitch count up to 288 stitches!
My last bit of knitting news for now is that I finished the first of Wendy's Nanners socks using the Dream in Color Smooshy "Butter Peeps". This yarn is so nice and the color is very pretty. Remember, the pattern is exclusive to Plurk members--join us and you can have some Nanners socks, too.
I will make a seperate post about my first box from a great Secret Pal 12.