This is what I took to the Unofficial Christian Bale Film Fest last weekend ('Batman Begins' and 'Howl's Moving Castle'). It's for mein vater, a late Father's Day present. The bottle opener is totally silly and he'll LOVE it because it plays the winning play from the World Series everytime you open a cold one! The Lopi is making such nice stripes, don't you think? I'll post more pictures post-felting.
This beautiful yarn:
is becoming a cool little wrap:
I think it looks like a sari right now, but once it's done it seems like you can play around with it quite a bit to get different looks. It is dancerly and covers the embarrassing tattoo, both big pros for me.
I splurged on a Jo Sharp pattern book today. Most of the patterns are totally unnecessary, almost insulting (a garter stitch scarf, gee thanks). I bought it for the beautiful crochet shawl pattern and for this little wrap, called the Cosmopolitan. I think I could knit this in a million yarns, but it's supposed to be in Rare Comfort mohair. We just got Frog Tree alpaca, and I took home two colors of the DK weight to play with.
THIS is 1/2 a pound of Jaggerspun Zephyr, a BEAUTIFUL and fine silk wool blend. It will be used to make this hilarious and cute multi-personality tube thing from Magknits.com, it can be found as a PDF here:
Eric is good, he requested some handwarmers, so I bought some Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed (top contender for favorite yarn ever) for him in Russet.
However--the fool makes fun of my comfy summer undies, which are totally Hanes HER Way (picture NOT posed), but he is convinced they're 'mundies', or 'man undies'. I call them 'manties'. And I don't care.
That's all for now kids!
I've been considering enrolling in a program to become a Master Knitter, as I've mentioned before. Well, I signed up for a class on multi-color knitting techniques that counts towards it, so it's getting more official, as well as a Two-Dimensional design class that might count as an elective. Good times!