I did find a little bit of knitting time over the weekend. I turned a corner on the fun kid blanket border -- which everyone loves and agrees that it's going to be hard to give away. That only makes it extra-special. I'm glad I love it so much.
I put the blanket aside on Saturday, though, and started on the "sweater with a truck on it" for Mack's birthday. I'm knitting a Wee Wallaby in size 4 mostly with some Mission Falls cotton from stash, though the actual truck design (yet to be finalized and charted) will be in brand new Cascade something-or-other. I accomplished quite a bit on the first sleeve while assisting at the rummage sale and had a couple of inquiries, too. One man, mid- to late-20s I'd guess, asked, "What kind of knitting is THAT?" Kudos for knowing that I wasn't sewing, but had apparently never seen DPNs in use before. A little girl, probably 9 or 10, paid me for the item she purchased and asked me if I was knitting mittens! There's a young 'un who knows her stuff! She was genuinely interested to learn that I was working on a sleeve.
Thank goodness, we're in the midst of a very slow warm up -- I'm savoring every degree! The biggest benefit to the cooler weather is how long the tulips last.
I've an incredibly busy day ahead -- lots of running around -- but book club is tonight and that'll be a great ending to the day. We'll be discussing Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, which I am really enjoying but started late and certainly won't finish by tonight. The next selection is my pick and I think I'm going with Julie and Julia.
My most heartfelt thanks to everyone who commented or emailed in response to yesterday's post. I can't say thank you enough, but please know that the perspective, insight and suggestions are helpful and greatly appreciated.