It seems like I haven't had a spare moment to post -- but I have been really busy over the past week (lots of work, and just plain busy around the house too!) I have been knitting a bit (nearly done my Feb. socks for Sock of the month 3 -- Started it on Feb. 10th, and if I really apply myself, I will be done tomorrow or Friday, much sooner if I didn't have to work! LOL! wouldn't that be the life? No work, just sitting and knitting - ahh, a dream come true!)
I finished a small Whirly Bird hat for my 5 month old nephew for valentine's Day, but forgot to photograph it before I gave it to him ... oops!it is almost the same as the original Whirly Bird, but sized for a baby, not a child.
Ahhh ... went to Mahone Bay on Saturday -- spent some time at Have a Yarn, oohing and ahhing over all the yummy yarns (they have a beautiful selection, and all sorts of things knitted up to show you the cool things you can do with some of the fancy new yarns).
Of course, I bought a few things - Austerman Step in 09 (I think that's "Whiskey"), 2 balls of Inca Gold baby alpaca in celery green - # 1330 (I can't decide - socks, mitts or a lacey scarf? -- I've never knit alpaca before - suggestions?), and some new sock needles (a set of Pony Pearl 2.25 mm dpns, a set of 4" Bryspun 3.25 mm dpns, and splurged on a set of Crystal Palace Bamboo 2.5 dpns -- very nice in the hand!). I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and find it hard to use metal needles - I love the Bryspuns I already own (3.5 mm - 7 inch long, perhaps?) ... they weere my first pair of dpns, and I used them to knit the first pair of socks I ever made! If I could knit every pair of socks on them I would, but they are too big for all the fun, fancy sock yarns, so I wanted some nice, easy on the hands small sizes.
That's all for now ... I'll post when the socks are done
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