Life’s been moving right along here – I can’t believe that it’s August already! The Folk Fest last weekend was a great time. Gist and I went all three days, ate a ton of food, listened to some great music, and just had a lot of fun. Sunday was especially nice because Kristin, AJ and Morgan came up and it was fun to do the festival thing with the kids. Of course I took pictures, they’re here, along with pictures from Festivals past.
One is done and I am making progress on the second. The pattern is the Hand/Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, the yarn is Malabrigo Worsted in Hollyhock and the needles are cheap aluminium size 7 circs.
I have also cast on another Shetland Triangle. Now, I started my first Shetland Triangle in Newburyport while I was on vacation. I cast on using my skein of red Schaeffer Anne and a size 6 circ. I worked on it diligently until I was about halfway through. Then, I returned to work and decided to knit it in my first staff meeting back. Bad idea! I made an un-fixable mistake and had to riiiiiip all they way back. Boo.
I then decided I was sick of red and dying to use my Azul Profundo Malabrigo. After doing some research on Ravelry I cast on with a size 9 Addi on Wednesday. I’m making progress:
I am in love with the color and really enjoying the pattern – it’s my “thinking” project because I have to pay attention while I am knitting. Because I can’t knit this during meetings, bar trivia, etc. I started…
It is lace weight Malabrigo in Bobby Blue on a size 9 Addi. Kind of boring to knit but perfect for those times when I just want to be on auto-pilot: meetings, bar trivia, when I’m tired, when I am socializing, etc. I also think that once I get through it it will be lovely to wear. As I mentioned in my last post I’ve re-discovered blue and the color and feel of this yarn are amazing. What I’ve knit so far is so soft and delicate – I can’t wait to wrap myself in it!
So there you have it – three projects to keep me busy during any occasion! This weekend should be fun and full of knitting – Gist and I are heading up to Bennington, VT for three days. I am looking forward to both our time there and the 6 hour ride!