Hello again!FIRST! I went to the book signing at Holly Spring on June 6 and it was GREAT! As usual, I stayed too long (it was too interesting and I don;t get out much). Kathy and Ginni were wonderful hostesses (no surprise there, I always feel welcome at Holly Spring.) There was quite a spread, cake and wine and cheese, and lots and lots of fiber talk. Here is Wendy modeling her FlowerBasket Shawl (I think.) (A picture of me with Wendy and crew is on the Holly Spring blog--my own picture was too blurry to use.) L-B talked about how she went to Ireland in the summer and worked and sang for her beers in the pub. Fantastic! What a talent! People would buy me beers to get me to shut up.
Loads of knitting going on here, but few real pictures YET. The linen string bag is done (being modeled here by the kids' rocking chair. I really liked working with the linen, and will put the robe in my mental queue for the future. I have been using the bag constantly and may make another for myself (I have maybe half of the hank left.) I have a LOT of MDS&W yarn to get through first. FluffyKnitterDeb, my first Sockpal, has a display of some linen on her site today, and a source for Euroflax that she has used that she likes (Handkitting.com). The prices are good too. So when I am ready....
The Noni HUGE Carpet Bag is going well. I am finished with the bottom and have completed about 10 of the 80 rows up the side. The real challenge with this project will be in the finishing (handles, lining, clasp) and less in the knitting. I am hoping to use this as a briefcase when I start job shopping. How cool--a felted, flowered briefcase? Librarians are CREATIVE!
I am a socksavior for Sockpaloooza! I emailed my new pal about her preferences and she picked the yarn and style of pattern. The socks are going well; I am nearly to to the heel on the second sock. Pictures soon. They should be in the mail later this week.
And now, some wildlife. Do you have monkeys in your tree?