OMIGOSH, you guys! The coolest thing happened this week!
So you know I just finished Angostura, and I've been all gushy and happy about finally having a knit garment that fits, right? And I'm kind of obsessed with Little Red in the City and what a great book it is, and how I want to knit pretty much everything in it and all that.
Well, Ysolda's latest blog entry popped up in my reader on Friday. It was titled, "Is Ysolda Coming to a Store Near You?" And I thought, "Wow, wouldn't that be nice?" But she lives in Scotland for crying out loud. Denver seems an unlikely spot for a smallish book tour. And then I clicked.
YSOLDA IS TOTALLY COMING TO DENVER!
And then... I went and found the store online, and looked at the list of classes she's teaching, and saw "sold out" listed next to the first two -- but not the last one. So I started calling the LYS at about 7:45 in the morning. Curiously, they did not answer the phone. I went back to work until a more reasonable hour and called back at the stroke of 10, when happily they did answer the phone. Long story not so short...
I'M TAKING A SWEATER KNITTING CLASS FROM YSOLDA TEAGUE!!!
I got the last spot in the last class on the last day she's here and I've pretty much been jumping up and down ever since. I'm so excited! It's not until the 30th, so I have some time to figure out what swatch I'll bring to practice on. But oh man, did I mention that I'm excited?
Right then. Sorry about the detour. Back to the order of business today. It's WIPW. Again and already. Jeez, that was a fast week. I've become completely scattered of late, so today you get quick glimpses of lots of stuff without much progress in any particular direction.
Up first is Snug. The recipient arrived on Sunday morning, and so Snug will officially be Snug-ette when all is said and done. It's moving along, though not as quickly as it looks like it should:
(Note to self: Photographing concrete-colored things on concrete doesn't really show them off very well.)
I think it's going to be pretty cute though, once I find some wooden toggle buttons (anyone got a good source?) and embroider the front a bit to girly it up.
Sock doesn't look much different than last week, which is actually very exciting news:
See how it looks all dull and boring? I've spent the last inch or so of the stockinette portion practicing my continental knitting. Miraculously, I can't actually see a difference between those stitches and the regular variety, which is kind of awesome. I'm determined to learn how to do two-handed stranded colorwork so I can feel okay about diving into Peerie Flooers in the next few days, which right now looks like this:
...Pretty, but not really the look I'm going for in the end. Hopefully, it will be easier than it looks to get this project rolling. Fingers crossed and all that.
The other really fun thing is that almost all of the yarn has arrived for the Power Puff Yarn Swap I'm hosting. It's SO fun to find it in my mail box and arrange it all on my kitchen table. Once the last package shows up, I'll get everything divided up and back out to everyone. Here's a sneak peak for those of you participating...
That's it for me this week. I'm looking forward to checking out everyone else's progress over at WIPW -- we all seem to be picking up steam with the fall knitting. Yay, fall!