Almost a month again. Sheesh. I haven’t been purposely ignoring the blog, honest, just running around like a maniac.
First, I got to meet my new niece, Marisa. She took a nap on my chest while we were visiting for nephew #4’s birthday:
I finished my cousin’s shawl and my own shawl. Erika’s shower was on 7/10 and she really enjoyed herself. I got to spend most of the day with her which is nice since she lives in Pittsburgh and we don’t see each other very often.
Pattern: Haruni (ravelry link – it’s a free pdf download!)
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% superwash merino in Frühling
Cast on: 6/20/2010
Cast off: 7/2/2010
and my lovely blocking assistant:
I’ve also been busy doing some test knitting for Heather (over at Crafty Detour and for her personal designs, at digitalnabi) which has involved another sock pattern and a shawlette pattern. I’m now completely addicted to lace, thanks to Haruni and the new shawlette which I believe is being called Strawberry.
And since it’s July and the tour de france is going on, we spinners have the tour de fleece at the same time! Here’s what I’ve managed to spin up since the start:
135 yards, navajo plied superwash merino in the Cheshire cat colorway
I’m trying to get better with measuring the yardage I’ve been ending up with. So far so good. On the wheel currently is more superwash merino from PigeonRoof, I’m trying to spin down my stash!