It’s been a while ~

Since I’ve posted some yarn pictures prior to a shop update (or my FO’s as I like to call them).

Clockwise (from the top) – Ysabella, Leighigh and Cabaret – MCN Fingering

Cottage Bench v2 – Merino Superwash Fingering

Coffee House – 2ply Cashmere

Nicole – 55.45 Cashmere Silk 2ply

September – 55.45 Cashmere Silk 2ply

Linnea – 50.50 SML

Leap Year – 50.50 SMF

Raspberry Bubble – 50.50 SMF

Shrieking Green – Merino Superwash Fingering

Big shop update tonight, Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern! And, if you’d like to check out the rest of the sneak you can find them here.

Time flies ~

Whether you’re having fun or not! I can’t believe another summer weekend has come and gone.  The last couple weeks have been completely insane around these parts (which is why the poor neglected plucky blog has been even more quiet than normal). But, we put all the insanity on hold to head West to Madison, WI to see some friends (with a stop in Rockford, IL to drop our carpooling companion off to see some more old friends). The weekend has been planned since March – no way were we going to let this pass us by!

There was the Art Fair On The Square that offered fantastic browsing opportunities and then, of course, the Farmer’s Market. How I LOVE a great market. Splurged and got two loaves of this. WOW.

Love the Capitol in the background. What a setting.

Say hi to Hickory Mr. Koa!!!  Fully aware that I look a little crazed here. We were getting ready for a night on the town (which never happens) so I was a little excited!

They’re so dandy.

Just being silly.

Next morning we were up and at it, back to Rockford to pick up or intrepid travel partner, the fabulous Ms. Nicole.

But, wait, the most exciting part?!?!? I kid you not….I’m knitting an Ishbel and it’s totally keeping my attention. Just the knitting distraction I’ve needed.

The last few months I’ve had what can only be described as the worst cast of castonitis I have ever encountered. Nothing is holding my attention and I think I’ve figured out why-  my thinking was all wrong! ALL WRONG!  I was under the misguided impression (my own impression) that I needed mashed potato (you know, comfort food) knitting. When what I really needed was something to make me think (I need a knitting distraction!). Now, I know Ishbel is a pretty simple lace pattern, but for this lace newbie (terrified lace newbie would be more accurate) it’s just the ticket to keep me on my toes. And, as a bonus, I got to join all the Plucky Knitters in the Lace KAL! Whether or not I get it done it time remains to be seen, but here I go nonetheless. Though, I have to say, it seems to be flying along so far.I’m at the lace part, section B to be exact and I’m in love with this knit.

Now – off to tame my email in-basket….. Happy Monday everyone!