Last week, the knitting group I attend said adieu to one of its original members. Meg was one of the first people I felt a connection with when I first attended, and I'll miss her severely as she moves to Pittsburgh. I wish her all the best in her new endeavor, and hope that I get to go to Pitt to hang with her soon! We met at (blogless) Rae's house, which is so very adorable knit under the trees. It was a fantastic night. The whole night was really something phenomenal, as it enforced why I loved knitting so much - it really is the comraderie that makes knitting so much fun. That, and the awesome yarn. But mostly comraderie.
Last night, we celebrated a special day with my favorite thing - sushi!
It was my birthday, and Rae's is on Sunday, so we doubly celebrated. It was such a very fun night! I want to send a warm thank you to Andi for thinking of it and "organizing" it, though she'll deny she did anything (MARTYR!). What an awesome group of friends I've made through knitting. I appreciate and care for them all so very much!
Through this all, I have, in fact been knitting. I finished my Peaseblossom socks. And I finished one of my Ellen's Half Pint Farm socks. I love them both, and am almost happy that its 60 degrees today! I can wear woolen socks
I've also been working on a bag for a swap that I've joined - the small project knit kit swap.
I have to send this to Ingrid in Holland. I need to finish it tonight and felt it tomorrow so I can send it on Saturday. It has a long way to travel. I'm using the Noni tube baguette pattern, but I've modified it a bit. I'm definitely creating my own stripe pattern and I'm not doubling the yarn (too thick in my opinion). I love the colors and may end up making one for myself! I can't wait to see how it turns out!