Yup, it was a fun weekend!
I took a quick trip to Manhattan to visit Formerly Blogless Margaret — took the train up on Saturday morning and back last night.
Despite a horrific weather report, we had a lovely almost rain-free Saturday afternoon, made lovelier by lunch at The Peanut Butter Company, and then a visit to Purl. I got to see the wall of Koigu and a lot of other lovely yarns, including some amazing Alchemy stuff — some colorways I hadn’t seen before.
After Purl, we went uptown to Knitty City, where we had a nice leisurely time browsing the yarns and hanging out and knitting.
My haul from the weekend:
Clockwise from top left, that is Austermann Step sock yarn, Handmaiden Sea Silk, Handmaiden cashmere, Alchemy Haiku and a tin of Blue Sky dpns.
After the yarn crawl, these two little charmers entertained me. Meet Formerly Blogless Margaret’s kitties!
These beautiful kitties are Siberians. Kiki is 2 years old and Coco is 12 weeks old.
Coco was a huge help in the knitting process!
Look at that sweet, sleepy face!
So the rest of the weekend was spent talking, knitting, going out to dinner, and watching movies. I did offer to take Coco home with me, because I know Lucy would love to have her as a baby sister. You know, because I am thoughtful like that.
But I came home alone. Lucy is sleeping off her disappointment.
So there was a lot of knitting time this weekend. Guess what I finished?
Yup, the denim sweater is done! Alert the media!
And here are some “in the mirror” shots with the flash off, so the color is off — the actual color is much closer to the first pic.
I finished the knitting on the train home yesterday, and painstakingly mattress stitched the whole thing together today. I did not enjoy knitting this — the denim yarn was like string. Was it worth it?
So totally worth it. It’s exactly what I wanted and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.
I’m feeling lucky. I think I need to go buy a lottery ticket.