There’s so much to say but honsestly not enough time to do it! I popped over to what’s turning out to be one of my favorite LYS, Handknits in Englewood. I went in there to get yarn for the felted bullentin board I wanted to make from the Alterknits book and I ended up leaving with a whole lot more!!
What started out as two skeins of Manos turned in to 5. I didn’t know at the time what I wanted to work it into but dropped the word "poncho" on my wonderful store assistant and she showed me a few patterns. I like simplicity so I’m just going to work it in stocknette and work a straight neck. Basically I’m knitting a huge rectangle and I’m going to fold it in half. Whola! (Remember I am still a beginner at this, really). I love the reds too! I’m going to use the green bulky Brown Sheep for the bulletin board. Plus, on top of it all I still have my mom’s (and my bro’s) sweaters to finish and then there’s Christmas coming up!! I hope I get it all done – I’m going to have to quit my social life for a while to accomplish this!
I cannot get over Mother Nature these days. The hurricane season alone has solidified any doubts that I will ever move to any region in the Gulf Coast. But that’s not even the worst of things. The earthquake in South Asia is even more disaterous than all the hurricane’s combined. I haven’t even gotten my head around what’s going on over there. I saw pictures of children being pulled out from collapsed houses. I’m compassion-ed out! I keep praying it all will stop.