I've been knitting on my TdF KAL sweater. I'll have one last update picture later today so I can get some more knitting in on it before le Tour is officially over.
edited to add:
There's a little over 14 inches of knitting there. In one more inch the sleeves are attached, the second intarsia section is started and I'm down to 10 inches of knitting. However, it's hot here. I don't have a/c and this sweater is going to have to wait until it gets a little cooler. 9:38pm
Mom and I participated in some yarn related retail therapy. Wait, that should be 50% off yarn related retail therapy:
That orangey-rust yarn isn't as solid as it looks. It's right tweedy with flecks of other colors. We went to a LYS that is going out of business and got everything half off. We also bought a book of baby/toddler items to share.
I really wish I had thought to take a picture of Mom's haul. She got a lot of pretty "arty" yarn for Christmas scarves and a pretty pattern for a t-shirty sweater.
The store was pretty much out of large quantities of yarn. If you're looking for small amounts of wool for a purse or something, scarves or baby items you could buy enough of what you're looking for. The wool I bought? What will that become? Well... apparently I'm obsessed with a pattern I haven't even made yet. It, too, is for Knitty's Clapotis. It will, obviously, be a larger "sturdier" more of a keep you good and warm type shawl than will turn out with the Koigu I have for the same pattern.
Mom and I also did some general errand running including the semi-obligatory coffee shop stop.
Yesterday morning before all this out and about, I finished spinning the first half of some roving I got online:
I'm quite liking it but am holding out all official thoughts until the second half is spun and the plying begins.
I've also started the ever cool "heel turn" on Dad's sock! woo hoo!!
I'm imagining that by this time next week I'll have a lot of either finished or in progress items to show you. I'll have an abundance of knitting time and engery.
Earlier this month I mentioned my uncle, Don, who was very sick. Well, he passed away Friday night. It really is a blessing, because he isn't suffering anymore, but it doesn't make it any less sad. This would be why Mom and I were having a little yarn therapy yesterday and why I've been keeping busy and why I'll have extra knitting time this week. I just wish I could knit in the car without getting car sick. Mom says I may want to give it another try... gotta love having a Knitting Mom!
I'm not exactly sure when we're leaving or coming home so please don't worry too much if it's awful quiet around these parts this week.