However, never fear, you are still stuck here from my link up!
First thing first, Knitting Madness hosted by Marigold's Loft!
This is such a fun event. Get yourself a G+ profile so you can join us on Friday July 26th for this month's discussion of all things yarn!
I met Natalie over video chat last month for her Knitting Madness hangout. If you can believe it, she is even lovelier in person. It was fun getting to know her and letting the conversation meander to things other than knitting, but it was a bit of a bummer just having two of us.
I just know we're not the only yarn lovers out there with G+ accounts so contact her to get in on this! Just click the links above for her blog or G+ profile to contact her.
It's a perfect way to get social with knitting (or crochet!) without even having to leave the house. I have two tots and my closest yarn shop is 30 minutes away so if you're in the same boat, this event is perfect for you! 9PM European or 3PM/2PM Central for us here in the States.
In other news, over 4th of July weekend, we went camping up north and I got a new knitting bag. My awesome husband said, "Why don't you buy a new knitting bag?" So I did... Awesome story, I know. He said my current bag is unsightly (ok, he didn't use that specific word...) and I think it embarrassed him a little... I understand. It was pretty ugly.
Behold, my new project bag!
|So nautical. I am in love.|
|Terrible lighting, I know. |
I got up to the same spot on the other edge before running out of yarn.
I'll still have to rip it out since I ran out of my skein literally three inches from finishing but at least I know what I'm doing now! I'll re-do it with the blue yarn since the hand spun it is currently in doesn't show off the lace very well.
An afterthought: maybe I'll just rip it all the way back past the blue stripes to add the extra hand spun where it belongs in the body of the shawl if I find more of that blue Berocco.