I almost forgot. There was one more new thing I did this week. Or, maybe it was last week......sometime within the last two weeks anyways. I joined the "Batt Club." "SWISH" "BOOM" "BAM."
Abby at Franquemont Fibers was taking sign-ups for a "Batt Club." With this club you would pay a certain amount and once a month for three months Abby will send 6 - 8 oz of her luxury batts. "July’s club batts will be luxury sock batts containing superwash wool, silk, and nylon; August will be non-superwash luxury batts containing fine wools, silks, and luxury fibers; and September… well, to ease us back into the school year and that sort of thing, September’s will be a serious luxury blend, containing fine wools, silks, and cashmere, with matched hand-dyed silk. Doesn't that sound luscious?
Like I need more fiber. I told her I thought maybe I would just purchase a large shadow box and display all the wonderful fiber I have purchased from her. It is just so gorgeous.
I always wanted to be CatWoman, in some regards she was part of the Batt Club. Meow, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I purchased the yarn for the MS3. It is some beautiful vanilla colored lace weight, 50% NZ wool and 50% silk. And I picked up some simple black beads. You know me, more is always better so I ordered some gorgeous black alpaca lace weight from Knit Picks. I'm all ready, I'm pumped, I gotta get a dang size 13 crochet needle to use to add the beads. I really hate waiting.
But, we went to my father's family reunion today so I am too pooped to run into town to pick one up. Maybe tomorrow after church. It isn't like I don't have any knitting to do. Here is a list of what I know for sure I have OTN (on the needles for you muggles):
2. Rose/Gray Step Yarn Basic Ribbed Socks
3. Rust/Grayish Brown Step Yarn Basic Ribbed Socks
4. Embossed Leaves Socks
5. Felted Bag
6. Simple Shawl with Cherry Hill Mohair/Silk Yarn
8. Spring Sweater for Emma
9. Sweater for me from Kristen Nicholas' book Knitting the New Classics
As Jed Clampet from the Beverly Hillbillys used to say, "Pitiful, just pitiful."
Today is the first day of the Tour de France therefore, it is the first day to begin the Tour de Fleece. I'm still spinning the green merino from the earlier post. I haven't done anything on that stupid "Mystery Sock" pattern. I think I am going to have to rework my schedule. No eating, no sleeping and no chatting and chilling with family and friends. I gotta get this stuff done!!!! Somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind I hear Ron Weasley saying, "She really needs to sort out her priorities." Yeah, but your mother had magic knitting needles RONALD!!!! Don't you hate it when people have all the answers yet they haven't lived the life? Everyone knows exactly how children are to be raised until they have one, or two, or three. Deep breath, deep breath, breath in......breath out. K, that's better.
Here's a sweet picture of my biological father and Emma Belle.
And a picture taken of myself and Daddy at last year's reunion. Can you see the resemblance?