The graduation was a whole week ago, and I got home on Tuesday. Time flies. I had fun, clapped and cheered, went shopping, laughed with my family, and got a little sunburned. Maybe I can make up for my bloglessness with some pictures. This is Rachel, on her way.
This is what I have been working on this weekend. The yarn is Blue Moon Bambu, which I got last year on another trip to Chicago. I’d begun a Flower Basket shawl, but it just sat there while I lost interest in the triangle.
So now I’m making a scarf for Dancer Niece, who also has some of this yarn. She’s a busy student, and is about as likely to get around to making something as I am to go reverse bungee jumping. Recognize the pattern? I’ll seize any opportunity to knit Tilted Block. I want Becca to have something I made, and she will wear this soft, drapey piece well.
Next I give you the delightful prizes I received from Amy Artisan. I was her 800th commenter, you see. Thank you Amy! The yarn is Nashua Handknits Ecologie Cotton in the palest blue color, but which is called “Indigo” anyway.
Here’s the yarn I purchased when we visited I’d Rather be Knitting in Long Grove, IL. It’s a sweet little yarn shop, with lots of space to browse and lots of wonderful yarns, and it turns out that it’s not far from my sister’s house. I’ve never seen Mountain Colors Merino Ribbon before,so I had to have this one in a color called “Yellowstone.”
There. If I had more energy, I’d tell you about the following:
- How Spring has Sprung.
- My sister, the quilter and blog addict. All I did was point her to Yarnstorm, I swear.
- Hives. If I knew they were coming, I’d have locked the door.
- Bloomington, Illinois. Sweet.
P. S. Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I loved them!