Before all that, I'll just show what I've been working on. I'm pretty much finished with the front of my Sous Sous sweater. Just a little strip that goes around the back neckline and the grafting to the back to do. Which I have to learn how to do first.
There it is folded up in my Bookhou bag from Fringe Supply Company. (Great shop, connected to a great blog. And no, I'm not affiliated.)
I stopped working on that (for a reason, which you will see) to work on yet another mitred square or cozy memories or sock yarn blanket. I'm using Koigu yarn for it so far.
This is a big thing in the knitting world -- everyone seems to be knitting one.
So what has happened since my last post? My birthday, for one thing. Paula from Kelmscott Designs sent me a wonderful package full of her lovely products.
Here you see the next in the series of queen threadkeeps, the Gray Queen Threadkeep. Also the flower power scissors in red, perfect for my red scissors collection! And at the top are the US and UK flags from the Flags of the World Needleminders collection. Paula knows I went to London and am an Anglophile. Thank you so much, Paula! I love everything!
I also received a lovely package full of lovely presents from a dear friend. Thank you!! I love everything and had such fun opening everything up too.
A few days before my birthday, I went into NYC. I shopped a bit, including a brief stop at Purl Soho.
I was a good girl, just checked out the new colors of Brooklyn Tweed yarn which had just come out that day.
Then the real treat. The girl child (I need to think up different names -- she's not a child anymore!) took me out to dinner at the swanky restaurant where she waitresses part time! (Yes, she works full time already. No, I don't know how she does it. lol!)
Anyway, we had a lovely time, the decor was beautiful, the food was amazing!
On my actual birthday, we didn't do much. But we did go out to dinner at a local Indian/Nepalese restaurant. Delicious!
This past weekend, my father was up at my sister's house, so up we went to visit too. The boy child came out from Boston too, so we got to see him as well. It was a nice, relaxing visit.
(That's Lily the cat.)
We got home again Sunday night -- thus my not getting around to posting this blog post till now. (And the reason I started the mitred square blanket -- much easier to knit on while visiting since it's pretty mindless knitting.)
Mia was happy to have us home, but I was sad to leave everyone behind, especially the boy child. He will be home in a few weeks for a short break before the fall semester starts.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week.