My Knit Picks Order came today. It seems as if it took weeks, but it was 10 days. I joined the Ravelympics and want to use the green yarn to knit a tank top for DS#1. I joined Team Overly Ambitious Yet Plausibly Possible. In my case it should be Team Hopelessly Insane. I'm going to try to complete DHs sweater, this tank and the Fake-a-Gamo in 17 days. I had hoped to have both sleeves of the sweater finished, but the first sleeve took Friday, Saturday and part of yesterday. I have a theory, that while knitting stockintte at some point you get sucked into a black hole. I was so tired Saturday night, I thought I had 2 inches left. It was actually 5!!! How did my sleeve shrink 3 inches over night?? I tried to do both sleeves at the same time, but it didn't work.
Since getting out to shop is difficult, hello internet. Risa was clearing out her stash and I bought some CotLin and 3 skeins of Plymouth Encore. The CotLin is going to be used for Soleil, but heck if I can rememer what the Encore is supposed to be. I'll have to go through my patterns and see what pops. I try very hard not to buy yarn without a project in mind. If I don't have a project in mind, I wind up without enough yarn to do anything. I paid through paypal so hopefully it will ship soon.
Then Sheila was selling cones of Cotton yarn for $5 per cone. Depending on shipping I'll get 3 or 4. I want to try dying yarn and she had a gorgeous watermelon yarn that she dyed and I fell in love with it. As soon as I get the shipping amount it's mine!
Notice I said getting out to shop is difficult, but it is not impossible. I went to the Knitters Nest in Eldersburg Saturday. Not only was it accessible to me and my crutches, but it was a neat shop. I limited myself to the new Interweave and a pair of size 9 DPNs. The owner was there and very friendly. I didn't get her name, but she invited me to sign up for her mailing list and to Knit and Tea tomorrow. If I finish at the doctor's early enough, I'd love to go. Off to work on my sweater!