I finally have my computer back, however the Internet access is intermittent at best. So, while it is working, I will gab about a few things really quickly about what's coming up. I REALLY want to get Episode 9 recorded before the end of this month! I have oodles of things I want to talk about! For now, I just want to give a shout out to Evelyn at Knitty Noddy. I will admit, I was kind of hesitant about ordering from a place I am not familiar with, but the price was so good I just couldn't pass it up. I will definitely order again once my budget permits. Fast shipping, and fabulous customer service!!! I received a personal email from Evelyn, thanking me for my order, etc. I recommend buying from her if you are in the market for any yarn, needles or patterns. I am adding Knitty Noddy to the yarn page at the top of the blog. This is a great site I found whilst looking for a good deal on Handmaiden Sea Silk yarn. I am in love with this yarn, and will review it in the near future. I purchased the color Pumpkin - very appropriate for this time of year, no?! I started A Handsome Shawl from Victorian Lace Today. I am so excited to be knitting this shawl! This is my first endeavor into a real, serious lace project and the Sea Silk is perfect!! I have already hit a few snags though and I haven't even finished one repeat of the pattern. Did you know that accidentally picking up 2 yarn overs from 3 rows down can really mess things up??? I sure do now! Fortunately, that was a super easy thing to fix! And last night, I finally had a bit of time to myself so naturally sat down to work on the shawl. Of course there had to be a huge, massive gob of yarn barf which is almost hopelessly tangled. So I spent an hour trying to pick it out. I guess I wound it funny, and in the process of pulling out the yarn to knit, it became tangled inside and then all came out in a great big mess. I am determined to get the tangle out!!
Are you in to reading knitting fiction? I've read a few books, my favorites so far being the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber. The first in the series is The Shop of Blossom Street. Lydia Hoffman/Goetz is the main character. She opens a yarn store in Seattle called A Good Yarn, which she holds knitting classes in. These books mainly focus on the people she meets at her classes. A very nice series! I like all of the characters, and the situations they find themselves in are actually pretty believable. At the bottom of the blog you can check out the books from Amazon. There are also books of knitting patterns to go along with some of the books!
Also, as you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Get a free pattern from Plymouth Yarn - click HERE!
OK, that is about all I have time for now. I'll be back soon; until then, Happy Knitting!