The Inevitable Lace-Knitting Kick Begins

Finally! A lazy quiet Sunday. Although thanks to the A/C, I'm coming down with my annual summer cold. ::sniff sniff::

On the way back from meeting up with Dennis' family in New Jersey yesterday, we made a pitstop at Wal*Mart and I was able to pick up another skein of Caron Simply Soft Eco. Woohoo! I can finish my shawl! Of course we ended up stocking up on a bunch of other necessities. It would be terrible to stop at Wal*Mart just for one skein of yarn... although I had to hold back from buying more. I have another Knit Picks shipment coming next week!

My Mom mentioned that she'd like to learn how to knit, and of course, thinks it's too hard. So I'm putting together a knitting care package for her birthday! She'll be getting a pair of Knit Pick's Harmony Wood needles in size 7, three skeins of Knit Pick's Swish in Eddy, Bok Choy, and Wisteria and 101 One-Skein Wonders! Not to mention, several free lessons with Moi! Can you tell I'm trying to make this as visually appealing to her as possible? I also re-visited Knit Picks Podcast 28 for inspiration!

Naturally, I couldn't help doing a little shopping for myself: 3 skeins of Pallete in Oyster Heather, Wallaby, and Bittersweet Heather, a copy of Knitted Lace of Estonia, and last but not least, the ball winder!!! I definitely out-did myself this week. Must go on a yarn diet.

But in other news, I'm making use of Shadow! I bravely cast on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi Shawl yesterday and knit the whole way up and back from New Jersey. Casting on wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. A little cumbersome, but after a few rounds on dpns, I was able to switch to circs. The rest is history! Unfortunately, I need to frog a few rounds because I made a mistake in some of the lace but I'm hooked! I'm on a lace-knitting kick!