I couldn't just leave them there -- the SWS Natural Pink was in the discount bin because it was the only ball in that dye lot, and the That's Pink Classic Wool is a new colour they just got in yesterday - so it had to come (plus, it matches my new knitting/beach bag so well -- I needed it!).
I can't recall if I mentioned that I have a sock finished ... the Breeze pattern from the Summer Knitty is done, and I am getting close to half done the second one. Hopefully will be done by the weekend. They are a cute pair of socks - I really like the heel detailing, and the cable/laddering on the front of the sock is cute too, and makes for a very "unboring" knit. I don't think they would take very long to knit if you could just sit and work on them , but I have been quite busy with work and home stuff, and haven't had any time to just sit and knit, so I have grabbed a row here and there. The details re: the yarn are here (can you believe it is that long ago since I bought the yarn -- I was so excited to start them, and am STILL working on them ... man, where does the time go?)
Oh, I am so jealous/excited for of my friend J. (remember J.? She went with K. , Lexa and me to the Lucy Neatby workshop) -- she got a drop spindle and some fibre over the weekend and learned to spin! She brought it to work to show me on break -- very nice! I might go with her on Sunday to learn how to do it and buy my own gear (for learning, she is spinning natural coloured fibre, but when she gets the knack of it, she has some hand-dyed stuff in "Gummy-Worm" colourway (orange, blue red -- really pretty). She is pretty good at it already -- and so sweet to ask me if I want to go with her on the weekend to learn (well, I am not sure if she asked, or if I said "Can I go with you on the weekend?" LOL I hope I didn't invite myself! eek! I might have!) Regardless -- we will have some fun - I have been contemplating learning to spin with a drop spindle, and now, here's a chance.
After 2 days of vacation from work, I returned today to find an envelope on my desk this morning from K. -- stitch markers that I had admired way back in May at the Lucy workshop! (I will try to post a picture of them a little later - the macro on the camera is giving me grief today!) very pretty pale pink beads on silver wire (and a clear bead one too for special markings!). I am lucky to have such a good friend! (and she might come with me to see the Harlot in Halifax on Aug. 7th!)