Early morning photos
My husband amused my son with the iTunes visualizer this morning while I took some pictures. I couldn't ask for anything more on a lazy Saturday.
The New England socks for Sockapalooza are slowly creeping toward the finish. I tried to keep up with my one diamond a day strategy, but it seems that the back of the calf patterning slowed me down. Here's a merged shot of both front and back, oddly different colors although I snapped the photos seconds apart.
After I finished the third diamond yesterday, I cruised around the blog world to see this great scarf. Now, this pattern and I have some history. Back in the golden pre-parenthood days in Boulder, we had an awesome little dinner party group going on. Everyone has since moved away and many of us have kids or, like Chris and Meriah, soon will. At some party that involved both wine and knitting as well as being up really late, I tried to start the diagonal lace rib scarf from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns. It did not work. I chalked it up to wine. The next day I tried it again and found that the pattern was incorrect. I gave it up and moved on, not bothering to figure it out. When I saw that it had been made by someone with a blog, I let loose my tirade against the pattern in the comments and got back a very helpful response from Mason-Dixon Ann. Bolstered by her success, I played around with the pattern until I got it to work. Pattern conquered!
I also got some yarn the other day at Showers of Flowers.
While I was talking to the clerk and complaining that my Rowan 37 hasn't yet arrived, she told me that they'll no longer be stocking Rowan. Hmm... Sometimes I wish I knew all the yarn rep gossip about the local shops.
Littleton SnB is this afternoon -- I can't wait to go and you should check it out if you're in the Denver area!