Thursday is the new Friday!
Well, that's how it's working this week, anyway. Though "sleeping in" isn't what it used to be, I do like that one day during the week when my alarm doesn't go off at 5:30 a.m. (which is actually 5:00 because my clock is set a few minutes ahead). It was really hard to get up this morning! If I wasn't so far away, it would be the perfect night to go SnB and eat coffee cake.
I picked up stitches for Goldie's shawl collar and did all the short rows -- now it's just straight ribbing 'til it's long enough to sew down. Still haven't cast on any booties, but have found some more patterns and re-wound my Kool-aid yarn. I'm ready!
DH was at the library yesterday and picked up a new book he thought I'd like. I may have to put the knitting aside for a little Knitting this weekend on account of that little yellow sticker on the cover. There's a close-up for ya.
A fairly recent addition to my bloglines list is Yellow Dog Knitting. (How do you like the links on the separate page, BTW?) It's a blog kept by a yarn shop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. DH bought my cable knit ring from them last December (kudos to Dixie for the fabulous, last-minute, back-and-forth service). I noticed that Joyce Williams was sporting the stockinette version of that ring last weekend. If you click here you can see Joyce modeling her Armenian-style knit lily coat at Yellow Dog earlier this month. "Armenian Knitting" was the only class that Joyce taught last weekend that I did not take.
Anyway, Yellow Dog has only been keeping a blog for about a month. I learned of it because I'm now, happily, on their mailing list. I found their first post interesting because, right about that time, I'd been reading (somewhere in knitblogland) about the seeming cluelessness (or plain old ignorance) of many LYSs in regard to the growing online knitting community; that many LYSs have no knowledge of knitting blogs, or sites like Knitty and Magknits or other online pattern sources, or the abundance of knitalongs, or even of the multitude of sites that constitute their competition -- and possibly lose business because of it. I remember going into my LYS to buy Calmer for Audrey; I was very excited, enthused and animated, and it just didn't occur to me that they'd have no idea. Didn't everyone know about Audrey? Clapotis? Personally, I think it's their business to know.
So isn't it interesting that Yellow Dog's first post featured a picture (and the link) of a completed Rogue. I think you're on the right track, ladies. I can't wait to come and visit!