There are just too many patterns out there! Yesterday when I was reading my bloglines, I came across a great pattern that I hadn’t seen before on Nurse Shar Knits. Its Soleil from Knitty.com. I really like the pattern, and think it would be a good knit – so I went off to look for yarn. I ended up getting this:
Its Sonata from Elann.com – 100% cotton, and for a change, its actually the yarn the pattern calls for (I rarely use the same yarn). Can’t beat the price, and the best thing is that this purchase (along with some Addi Turbos) pushed me over the edge so I got a $50 credit on Elann. I really do like Elann – I’d say a good part of my stash was purchased there.
Its sort of funny – last summer, I had no interest in knitting summer things, but kept on knitting my winter sweaters. But this year, I have three – the summer tunic in Schachenmayr Lipomo, a sleeveless turtle neck in Noro Tidiori, and now Soleil. I really need to learn how to knit faster.
Andrew’s party went well; less kids than expected, but enough that they had a great time. I have a ton of food leftover (I always do – I’m always worried about running out so I make too much), so tomorrow’s family gathering is pretty stress free – everyone is going to eat leftovers!
On a sadder note, Friskey died two weeks ago. I just couldn’t bring myself to post anything about it because it was so hard for us. We knew when Cieara brought him home that this was going to happen (he had an enlarged heart, and the vet told us it wouldn’t be long), but I think we all hoped that it wouldn’t happen. He was fine until his last day – we knew it was coming, but he went peacefully while Cieara was next to him. She was really upset about it – I’m not sure she, or us, can do fostering of sick dogs for a while. Here is a shot of Friskey, Maggie and Duncan. Friskey is the one in front. Maggie (shephard mix) and Duncan (lab mix) really miss him – Duncan especially since they played together all the time.