With "Real" Knitting!
Well, maybe only partly real knitting. I'm still working on that baby thing. The secret thing. Yes, I know, the baby's almost a month old. What I'm knitting won't be usable for a few more months anyway, since it's very heavy wool. Which is why I'm not done with it. We've had an unusual heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, and knitting with a ton of heavy wool in my lap is just not fun.
If your name is Janet, go do something else for a few minutes. You'll see it when it's good and ready.
Here's what it looks like at the moment.
OK, it still sort of looks like crap. It's in the round, so it just looks like a bag of wool. Trust me, this stuff is squishy and warm. I want a king sized bed version of this, except I'm already sick to death of feather and fan.
I've discovered that when you've got nothing for the blog, post photos of loot. On the Alaska trip, I managed to find a few yarn shops. One in every port, as a matter of fact.
Here's the shop in Ketchikan:
Cool, eh? My husband has no idea how I manage to unerringly find yarn shops where-ever I am.
Here's the loot.
All of those are local, except the one on the far right, which is laceweight from Estonia. It's prettier than it looks in that photo. Oh here.
That still doesn't do it justice. It's just gorgeous.
And I need more lace yarn. I didn't blog this before, but while we were on the ship, someone made off with my Langsjal Jóhönnu shawl. I had it at dinner one night, and had it across the back of my chair. The next day I didn't have it, and nobody ever turned it in to lost and found. If you see it on anyone, grab the damn thing off her back and shoot me an email.
Here's a photo to memorialize it.
Damn damn damn.
I'm off to knit more feather and fan.