I made my 5th appearance at the Maryland Sheep and Wool this year – and it went much better for me than last year. Last year I was dealing with bad bursitis below my right knee and it made walking miserable. I think it was so bad I was on crutches. I also was prepare with some Claratin so no sinus infection for me! Yey!
So this year – much better. Kate and I once again roomed at the B-L Hacienda and had a fabulous time, as usual. Kate made her homemade pizza, which has now become the standard dish as these North Shore Knit-Outs (NSKO).
MB worked on a pair of self-spotting socks while KL finished up a few projects (socks and her current baby sweater*). I continued on with the Toscaig shawl I’m knitting for a friend. If you’re on Ravelry, you can find the pattern/picture there.
Usually I get bored with large projects, but this shawl is knit modularly, and each module is different than the one before in yarn, pattern and size, so it keeps my attention really well. I suspect it will go fairly quickly until I get to the edging which is knit on sideways (perpendicular) to the main shawl body. Let’s just say I now have 448 stitches on the needles and will have to knit double that amount in rows to knit the edging. Can you say bbbbooooooooooooooring! I can!
Currently reading: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Highly recommend! If you like books like The 600 Hours of Edward or Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine or even A Man Called Ove, then you would like this one.
* KL’s husband is one of the most social people I know. Give the fact that he knows approximately 2.45 million people and their spouses and children, it’s no wonder she is constantly knitting baby sweaters! 🙂