...99 knits on the to-do list.
I finished the red scarf. She is blocking, so no pictures today.
On Sunday, I ran by my (most excellent) LYS, WoolWinders—and I did not buy any yarn! Instead, I got the Colinette Comforts book, a lovely lace shawl pattern (it's a good one for that desert colorway), and a bootee pattern to go with the layette wrap for niece/nephew #3.
AND... I signed up for a couple of classes in August and September. One is on knitting socks on two circular needles, and the other is on felting. I love classes, so that was very uplifting.
Most folks mentioned three as the magic number for WIPs, and I like that idea. I am going to hold off on adding the next one until either the sleeve of the Eyelet or SP's Right Front are done. That way it doesn't seem too much like I am avoiding progress on both.
My plan tonight is to finally make it to the Arlington, VA Stitch n Bitch. It is a long Metro ride, but if I don't start meeting people around here, I am going to go out of my mind. I have been on their list forever, and they seem to be a very supportive fun bunch of knitters—I can't wait!
I have moved a lot in the past 10 years (five different states!?) and with each move, it is harder and harder to make new friends. I read a great post the other day over at Mimi SmartyPants and in it, she talks about the nervous-excitement of being around other mommies in a preschool music class that accompanies her hope that one of them will turn out to be "someone like me to be friends with..." I confess, I have a similar little fantasy on occasion. While I appreciate my blogging buddies more than I can adequately express, one can't really call them up for Stash Enhancement trips, or KIP at the bookstore—or even (god forbid) non-knitting related activities. I am VERY fortunate in that my Sweet Baboo does his best to be interested in yarns and patterns, but he probably deserves a break. So here's to the HOPE that a kindred spirit is somewhere out and about (preferably knitting).