On my harried trip to and from Denver this weekend I managed to squeeze in time to check out a yarn shop(Showers of Flowers)--I got some baby alpaca lace weight yarn; it's a kind of brown/black color. Also pictured is the cotton/silk(it's a light, light blue) I got from the Knit Craft Studio trip with Mim and Kim 1. And finally, there is some Knit Picks lace yarn in Iris. I also included some of my recent lace pattern acquisitions as well--now I just have to decide what to do after my Beginner's Triangle is finished. Wendy has declared this the summer of lace and judging by my purchases over the last 3 months, I'd have to agree. Barely visible(even if you click on the picture) is the progress on baby blanket #3--bet you thought I forgot about it--nope, it's just boring to photograph when it's the same as before only longer :)
Knitting Retail Therapy
Lest anyone think that I am forsaking my other hobby, I'm including a picture of some recent cross stitch purchases--these are actually my first purchases in quite a long time. There's cloth, beads, metallic thread, and floss for the "Futurecast" dragon by Teresa Wentzler and also floss and the patterns(I already have the linen for them in my stash) for some Celtic Bookmarks also by Teresa Wentzler. For the uninitiated Teresa Wentzler designs some of the most beautiful cross stitch pieces I have ever seen; that being said they are also some of the hardest. I am still working on her Summer Carousel horse--it's my longest WIP EVER--I started it in the late 80's(1980's not 1880's although it does feel like that sometimes) and it's still nowhere close to being finished. Sometimes(and forgive me all the TW fans who are reading) I feel as though there is a special circle of Hell created just for these patterns--she changes color constantly and the backstitching--don't even get me started--it never ends. But that being said I still love her designs for the beauty AND the challenge :)
Cross Stitch Retail Therapy
For anyone interested on a truck update--I got it back at 4pm on Friday and it drove well to and from Denver--although on the way home the ABS light came on--wonder where that little light will take me?
We are about 2.5 weeks away from the beginnings of the move stuff(movers coming, cleaning carpets, closing on the house, immediately departing for NY after that**I know we're moving to Denver but I'm going to visit family before going to CO**, etc.) so things will be getting pretty frantic here. I'll try to keep up with my knitting and with my blog, but forgive me if my posts thin out for the next few weeks :)
PS--sorry the pictures are dark--it's a dark, crappy day here in Utah--not really good for taking pictures