I think I need a doctor. I’ve been in three yarn shops in the past few weeks, all with lovely stuff, and have bought NO yarn. I bought a set of double point needles in one shop to finish the blue sweater, and that’s it. What’s with that? Buying something for a specific project, and nothing else?? Of course, it might have something to do with the embarrassing stash I already own. I have so much yarn I almost need to hire a full-time Stash Manager to deal with it. If you add in the knitting tools, books, and patterns, it really could be a full-time job.
So in an effort to get rehabilitated quickly, I went to Elann and bought enough Schachenmayr Aurora in Claret to make a sweater. It might turn into a Sitcom Chic type of sweater. I’ll have to swatch it up to see what it wants to be.
I did finally break down and buy a steamer. It’s a Rowenta hand-held steamer; the kind you use to steam wrinkles out of your business suit. This could make blocking almost fun!
On the knitting front, I am up to the increase section on the second piece for the Audrey sweater. It looks just like the first piece, so no pictures. This is just such nice yarn that I might have to get some more for another sweater.
We had a Bastille Day celebration at our house last night. The neighbors came over, we listened to a lot of French music, and drank a lot of French wine. The menu was as follows:
Cucumber Mint Salad
Steamed Green Beans with Fresh Marjoram
Cheese course, with several lovely French and non-French cheeses
One of my French cookbooks points out that although three courses technically makes it a Menu, no self-respecting French chef would serve only three courses, especially to company. So we had five courses. I got absolutely no knitting done yesterday, but we have some great leftovers!