Monday, May 6, 2013


Yesterday, I ended up taking an extended nap (more like a mid-day coma), which meant I was wide awake late into the night.  I’ve been working on two baby cardis for the expected twins and I’m nearly finished with both.  The little boy sweater is finished except for buttons and I just need to trim the little girl sweater in a contrasting color.  I couldn’t complete the trim last night because I hadn’t pulled the proper yarn out of my stash before The Husband went to bed and my stash is located in the bedroom.

After I’d gotten as far as I could on the little girl cardi, I picked up my Athos socks again and started on the heel flap of sock #1.  After a while, I just couldn’t knit any more (hard to believe, I know) so I pulled out my copy of Barbara G. Walker’s “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns” that my daughter got me for Christmas.  I’m taking a class on sweater design at the end of May and I’ve been thinking about what sort of pattern I may want to use for the class project.  So I spent the next 30 minutes or so just dreaming about what I could make.

The class is being offered at what will be my first ever fiber festival.  The Magnolia State Fiber Festival in Vicksburg, MS takes place at the end of this month.  I’m really excited to be going and staying at a bed and breakfast housed in a beautiful antebellum home with a couple of knitting friends from my LYS.  As if being in the yarn shop wasn’t enough stimulation, let’s put me for two days in the midst of a bunch of knitting and spinning addicts, lots of vendors with yummy yarns for sale, and nothing to do but knit, shop for knitting, learn about knitting design, and talk about knitting.  My head may, in fact, explode.  I can’t wait!

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1 comment:

  1. Your cardis' are so cute! I'm pea green with envy over the fiber festival. Hope you have tons of fun!


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