Ravelry.com, where I can get lost for hours just viewing everyone's projects and all the gorgeous yarns. When I grow up, I want to work in either a local yarn store or a book store.
The first item found on the internet that looked interesting to knit was the 4 corner dishcloth, it was fun to knit it, but I could have done better on the grafting. I did learn how to do a provisional cast on....what did we ever do without the internet and tutorials??? This page has a bunch of different ones that others have made up and I like how the variegated yarn works up. I also finished up a striped noro hat after "borrowing" some yarn from friend at work. Love the yarn!
Then, two weeks ago, a friend and I went to the Knitting/Crochet show in Manchester, NH where we got see more yarn that was lovely to touch and look at, but pricey to buy. I did pick up some mohair yarn to make a simple stole for a Christmas gift and a magic loop booklet with some funky pink yarn to make socks.
This week I took a sock knitting class at the NH Knitting guild meeting in Concord where I learned that it really wasn't that difficult to do the heel. Who would have thought...after 3 attempts of starting, I finally have my first sock to the stockinette stage. I also have the stole going also, it's kind of nice to have two projects at one time, since they are two kinds of knitting in my book. Right now I am at the quick and easy part of the sock whereas the stole takes time due to the texture of the yarn.
The summer is flying by and we have had the grossest weather here in New Hampshire, rain, every day. How do people in Seattle deal with it? At this point, when the clouds are thick, I hate to see the sun come out, b/c I know we are going to get some thunderstorms.
Two of my boys are up in Nova Scotia for a long weekend with my parents. That was an adventure getting a photo id for my youngest, but it's all good now. It used to be simple to travel to Canada and my mom never had to get notarized letters to bring up all the kids that used come along with our family. I have my middle guy home and today he had his senior picture taken, we went out to breakfast afterwards and he helped me with the food shopping. It's nice to have that one on one time. Guess I wore him out though, I think he is napping.
Still doing a lot of reading and pestering the librarians every other week. There was a part time job at the library and I thought of it for a second job, but it would really cut into my being available to my sons and their activities, especially if my husband is traveling.
I do get around to read blogs occasionally, but haven't had the time for Thursday Thirteen. I feel guilty if I write a thirteen and then not be able to visit others. Do you ever feel that way?