Yesterday was a fantastic day off. I was in pj's until 2pm, when I finished Widdershins by Charles de Lint. It was a great book to read on a stormy day, which it being Fall in Seattle, it was a terrifically stormy day. The story takes place in alternate worlds, so after reading it, I felt like I was in an alternate world, too.
I blocked Sarah's Wedding Shawl yesterday. The pattern was the Lotus Blossom Shawl from Fiddlesticks in Canada. I liked the simplicity and clean lines of the pattern. The bobbles I left off.
I'm going through a small withdrawl from shawls. I knit on my socks and dream of shawls I could cast on. But I have a feeling I should wait for a little while before starting any big new projects.
After blocking, I went up to Third Place Books in Bothell for the Yarn Harlot's reading. I love the Yarn Harlot. Those of you who know me well know how much I love all things related to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She's so funny and encouraging of all people. She is certainly a positive force for good in the universe.
I waited in line for her to sign her new book which I had just purchased, and while I was there, I also showed her the sock that I'm knitting for a family member (who might read this blog). This sock I am knitting is also my first design. I'm really enjoying it, especially the Malabrigo sock yarn that I'm knitting it out of. When I finish and give the present away, I'll show it to everyone. But last night when I showed it to Stephanie Pearl McPhee, she said, "Aren't you clever" and then complimented me on the opposite cabling I did. Yay!
So that's it for now. Summary: Yesterday was good. I'm knitting socks. And I miss knitting shawls at the moment.