I am back in school and taking 12 credit hours. So far so good, I seem to be keeping up with the work. I love having my trusty companion at my side.
I have plenty on the needles. The Hanami Shawl from Pink Lemon Twist is humming along. The yarn, it's really silk thread, is from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. I was turned onto this stuff by Miriam Felton of MimKnits. Although its thin, it behaves and turns out a great fabric.I won't bore you with Wisteria. I'm still steamed at all the work on the Arwen wasted that talking about this sweater is still a sensitive subject. It is getting some attention.
My latest finish is Kansas Harvest Sock. I found this pattern on the Townsend Sock Yahoo Group. If you aren't aware of this group you should race to the site and join. The patterns are brilliant. Another great group is Stephanie van der Linden's Socken-Kreativ-Liste Yahoo Group.this item. It was the Lacy Scarf, an otherwise fabulous project except that superwash wool has an incredible memory and this yarn was no exception. It curled despite hours of blocking. I finally came to grips, frogged the thing, reskeined, washed, and rewound. Presto, two weeks later I had knit a pair of bright yellow socks, ready to enter into the Ravelry SKA monthly contest. I am also working on these Lacy Ribs by Wendy Johnson from her new sock book with a second sock to cast on.
There is too much stash acquisition going on. I have discovered the Dizzy Sheep site. A deal a day and the prices are great with shipping only $1.00, no matter how much you order or where they ship to. I have also discovered a nifty way to search through the Ravelry stashes for treasures. I chronicled my techniques here, post 28. I hope that it doesn't get everyone into too much trouble.
Meanwhile, I would like to cast on something heavier than socks and a shawl! Bring on the fall!