Happy Saturday Everyone!! Here's a sweet little slice of Saturday Sky for you.... just right there at the top... see?
It's a beautiful sunny warm Spring Day here in Kansas. The babies got a little loopy when I let them play on the porch this morning.
Eye Candy isn't just for Fridays. heh Here's one more of Lila Pearl with two of her loves - books and her baby. Awwwww.
The big kids are visiting Texas for Spring Break this week so it feels a little bit like a vacation around here without having to take them to school, cook meals for seven, do that much more laundry, drive them hither and yon, etc etc etc. I love having them here, but a little break is nice too. :)
Oh, I finished my Wee Tiny Sock and mailed it off today (one day late because... eh hem... weird little story about the camera disk that I really don't need to retell). Surely they won't say I can't swap again in my life because I sent it one day late. I usually send my swap packages a day late - that's just the way I am. *sigh* There's a Flickr group set up for the photos called Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2007. There are such great pictures there of these tiny little things. Thanks Emily for organizing this fun swap!
I've been knitting away on Ene's Shawl but I'll do another lace knitting journal entry tomorrow or Monday so I'll save pictures until then. I'm zooming along right now and have finally gotten a few rows into chart three. I was thrilled to find that my stitch count was perfect when I completed chart two (313 stitches on the needles). It's getting smaller... it's getting smaller.
We took the babies to Wichita this morning to visit with their grandparents and visit the Michael's store and see if they had a better needle for this lace knitting (Ene). I was hoping to get a size 6 in the Susan Bates ... oh, I don't know if it has a name. But the cord is black and the needles are silver. I thought the cords looked pretty flexible when I saw them a while back. I was sorry to learn that their smallest size was a 7 and when I felt the cord - not anywhere near as flexible as I hoped. SO, I'm going with either the new Addi Turbo lace needles or possibly KnitPicks Options. Still deciding. But the heavier this gets (if you can even call it heavy) the more difficult it is to use the current circ with quite a rigid cord.
When we were at Michael's I stopped and talked with their Events Coordinator about whether they are looking for knit and crochet instructors. They asked "what can you do?" ha The manager ran to get me an application and they acted very very interested. One of the first things she said was "you schedule your own classes". Whew! And "it doesn't matter if you've never taught a class before." WHEW! How exciting! One thing is that I'd be limited to teaching classes that used materials that can be purchased at their store. Well hm. I think that's pretty workable. I first knew about them looking for instructors when there was a mention about it on the Lion Brand email newsletter that I get every week. They said to bring back the application next week with samples of items I've made and they'll talk to me about it. Well Cool! I'm excited... yet... you know. Every person that I've read (on blogs) who teaches their first class is always very nervous. I'm sure I would have all the same nervous insecurities (will they like me? will I have a clue what I'm doing? will I remember how to knit?). I'll let you know how that deal goes.
I've also been dyeing up the rest of the sock yarn I had here in the SOOT colorway (it's all spoken for at this point) and have ordered more yarn to dye. This time around I'm getting a shipment of 50/50 merino/silk blend yarn for dyeing. I am so excited to try this yarn!!! I'll be doing some more semi-solid colorways when it arrives. Stay tuned for posts about its availability! And y'all, it's not going to be crazy expensive. The merino/silk blend will only be $23 per 100g skein. I can't wait for it to arrive!! How do you feel about semi-solids in maybe pink, brown, burgundy, blue (light? dark?)...?? I have one skein of laceweight yet undyed. I'd be glad to take a custom order if anyone has a colorway in mind?
Have a great rest of your weekend and I hope you have a lovely Saturday Sky! :)