(Don’t you love alliteration?)
Actually, the prayer part comes first, as it should. My dear pal Michelle has a friend – a whole family, actually – in crisis, and she’d like our help. Please follow the link to read all about little Luke’s inoperable brain stem tumor. Michelle is also collecting 8×8 squares in boy colors (again, follow the link), but she simply must have the squares by August 12th. I’m putting everything else to the side to crank out a couple of squares in the next couple of days, and I hope you can too. I can’t imagine trying to support a friend through something of the sort, and I hope I never have to…
Heck, let’s just really mix this up. Next, the parcel.
It’s The Loopy Ewe 2nd Anniversary Kit. (ETA – They’re sold out. I was evidently one of the lucky few.) I’m becoming very fond of these tall mugs, not that I’m drinking anything hot these days. The yarn reminds me a lot of my high school colors, but we’ll come back to that. It’s a great pattern, with cute little transfer stickers (they call them tattoos, but I’m going to use them as rub-ons in a scrapbook at some point) anda lapel-type pin. (Sissy was distraught that no peppermints came with it, but luckily, we have a big bin on hand…)
“Loopified” by Hand Maiden in Cabash. If you follow the link above, it will explain why each color was selected. This yarn is soft as can be. It matches my old high school letterGIRLS jacket almost perfectly. I look forward to knitting up these socks, andI can pretend I’m 17 (or younger) again. Hmmm… GREAT candidates for my clear jelly Skechers due on my front porch today.
I’d heard It’s a Stitch had been sold, so I wandered in to check things out yesterday evening. Not much at all has changed, as far as I could tell, but I did grab some great needles. The Bryspun/Laurel Hill palm #9s are the needles I’ve been searching for. This is the third andfinal pair of needles I’ve tried with the Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. They have just the right stickiness to grab the stitches, and yet the rest of the stitches still slide on up/down the needles without pushing and pulling. The Bryspun circs were sticky enough, but the points didn’t quite suit me for this loosely-plied yarn, but more on that when I finally have an FO report.
I love the KA dpns, so I bought the two sizes of straights they had in the shop too, just on principle. I’m sure they’ll come in handy at some point.
Not shown is the fall Vogue Knitting magazine. (Link is to the summer edition, for some reason?) I must be growing up as a knitter, because the last two issues of Vogue have really appealed to me. (Some of y’all too, because you’ve either been Rav-stalking me or you spent some time last night marking all of your favorites from the magazine too.)
Now, to wait on our IT dude… In the second paragraph, we lost our cable connection for about ten minutes. Then came Computer Guy. I think we finally have a new router, just in time for this afternoon’s thunderstorms. It appears I have a connection again, so I’m going to hit send while I can!