I’ve been extremely absent from blogging this summer. It’s mostly due to my being away for a large chunk of it, and for most of that time, I was in decidedly unfriendly-for-knitting temperatures; the highest was 114F – that’s over 45C! My guess is there are not too many knitters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona!
I have managed to produce ONE sock (and a toe…) since the beginning of July, so it’s not a total collapse of my personal knitting infrastructure (pretend that made sense). And, I feel this has to count for something… I’ve acquired yarn. Boy, have I acquired yarn.
When I arrived in the US, I already had a bunch of goodies waiting for me. There was this KnitPicks roving Abby picked up for me during a sale:
There was this beauty from Hillary, as a thank you for providing her kid with Ahlgrens bilar:
There was this Juicy skein from Twisted Fiber Arts that arrived just before I did:
And then, once I was there in person, there was the Jimmy Beans haul. (Oh man, Jimmy Beans!! Even more amazing than I expected it to be. Yarn heaven. Everyone was so lovely. So much Tosh. I almost want to move to Reno.)
(There’s something missing from this picture. Stay tuned.)
Finally, there was ImagiKnit. We arrived to a dark store – yarn shopping during a power outage was a new experience. Not as impressed with ImagiKnit as with JBW, mostly due to the staff, but San Francisco wins over Reno (and pretty much everything) despite that, and it’s a lovely building, and I sure got some lovely stuff:
Then I got home and had to shove all this into my stash. Oh boy. Yarn diet here I come.2
My mum gave me a knitting book with children’s clothes. It’s quite old and contains a lot of outdated jumpers. But there’s also the cutest hat ever.
Now I’m just thinking about which yarn to pick for it. I have some colors from DROPS which might work.