I worked a bit on Twizzler but not more than just a few stitches. It is ridiculously hot in RI now. The summer has officially come and knitting in wool is just about the least desirable thought at this moment. I literally feel like I am slowly yet surely felting the piece when I am just holding it in my sweaty hands. I did write a poem about my darling Twizzler for the Amazing Lace though.
I started another Rose-of-Shanon hat which I worked on when I was in Boston, but sadly I ended up frogging it when a chunk of stitches slipped off and they were sadly lost. I was only on row four, so I decided to frog instead of saving it. I didn't really like how the cast on row was looking anyhow.
Branching Out and the swatch for the Mystery Stole have yet to be touched, but who knows maybe they will get sorted out this week. :)
Last Yarn Hurrah (or my trip to Boston)
On Saturday, I decided to do my last yarn crawl. I was planning on officially going on a yarn diet after the trip, but I want to have the option of buying yarn on the trip down to Florida, so I am going to hold off but no more yarn buying for me!
I started my visit over at Windsor Button. I picked up some needles, knitting accessories, and some glorious yarn. I got some sock yarn, cashsoft for a hat, and cotton ease! I didn't buy all the cotton ease because there were mismatched dyelots and the colors that I didn't buy were these weird pastel popsicle colors that I couldn't imagine being worn by anybody.
Next on the trip was Woolcott in Harvard Square. I picked up some more sock yarn (yes, I haven't finished a pair of socks, but I am planning on it soon!) and some lace weight yarn. I love the fact that I can get away with knitting in wool in Florida; I just need to be willing to knit with dental floss is all. :) The salesperson was talking up this camel yarn, and at first I was interested in it, but then I smelled it. It still smelled like camel! I quickly put the yarn back.
After this trip, I met up with my friend M (not the M who gave me the knitting magazines and yarn) and we went to lunch. Afterwards, I got him to come to Circles with me! I think M has knitter's blood in him, because he loved touching all the yarn and wanted to buy a pile to just lounge in! I picked up some Fleece Artist sock yarn and some bamboo yarn for a decorative scarf.
After the yarn expedition, we hit the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) and saw an exhibit on cloth! It was simply faboo.
Oh, here are some pics to prove I actually went to Boston for those of you who feel I never leave Providence, let alone Rhode Island. It is true that we Rhode Islanders don't like to travel far, but we can when yarn is at stake. :)
Don't believe me? Well, I think this picture shows it the best. :) If you can't see what the bike says, click the image.
Summer Reading Challenge
This was a productive reading week. I couldn't seem to do anything but move my eyeballs in the heat. I read Heart of Darkness, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Maybe I will finish all the books in my suitcase!