The spending spree continues: I have a new computer. I wrangled a loss-leader out of Circuit City, despite their attempts to tell me it was a piece of crap and sell me something that cost twice as much. I also have camera software for my old camera, and have downloaded pics off that camera. I haven't installed the new camera software yet.
Here's the new computer.
Did I already show you my FO pics of the Aran Sandal Socks? Well, if not, here they are. They actually felted in the wash, so now they fit perfectly. This gives me pause, since it was supposed to be superwash yarn (Colorado Vail on closeout at Webs), but it was good in my case. Bummer I have to hand-wash from now on though.
A couple pics from the Spa. What a blast.
Do you see the whole booth full of Fleece Artist yarn? Oh my.
Before leaving town, I went to Webs to pick up my own donation of a door prize (it's a free event, so I figured I'd do my part). I donated a tote bag that said "Knitting: Low in Calories, High in Fiber." I asked if they wanted to donate anything from the store, and they put together a lovely package of a mug, needles, a skein of malabrigio (manos-like kettle-dyed yarn), and a cute little bag.
It was very cool, because the Webs prize was won by someone who had lost all her addi turbos earlier in the day, and who was very broken up about it. Hopefully this helped a bit. People also took up a collection to help her.
A lot of the time at Spa was just spent sitting around knitting and spinning. As I said, I spent a lot of time playing with the Merlin Tree's wheels, but I also met some other knitters and spinners. Frances and her friend Edith were particularly cool, and I gave Frances a quick spindling lesson right before we left. Frances was so quick that I was able to do it with Eleanor in tow, and you know that means QUICK. Here she is, with her very first yarn and her lovely Grafton Fibers spindle. Spinners, you know that smile.
Eleanor even picked out some yarn herself. I am now required to knit scarves for the short people.
I have pictures of my plunder on the other camera. Soon.
Until then, here are pics of my WIPs. The fair isle, along with its swatches. Obviously, the one on the left is the one I'm really going for.
Here are all the colors I'm using. It's a bit washed out, but this gives you an idea. Do you think I have enough yarn? LOL.
Finally, my socakapalooza sock (broadripple) and of course, Clapotis, which keeps stealing my focus from the other two projects.
Do you notice a color theme? I gotta branch out.
Off to bed so I have some chance of not being an ogre tomorrow morning. Every Wednesday, Rhys goes out of town, so the early mornings are definitely better if I get a reasonable amount of sleep. That ship has sailed, but I can do my best.
Ciao from you friend, newly re-wheeled, re-wired, and re-imaged Cate.