Wow, lots to write about that has sort of been piling up. I’ll save Little Man for last.
It’s been fun reading about all the other Minnesotan bloggers who were also at Yarnover a couple weeks ago. Knittybaby and I were there, but just for the shopping as I figured class with a 6 week old is not that practical. I got some very pretty Atacama alpaca yarn to make a shawl with, as well as a cute t-shirt. (Fresh out of my wrinkly laundry basket. Folding has not been a big priority lately, as I feel accomplished if we have anything clean at all!)
I didn’t buy much as I’m waiting for Sheperd’s Harvest.
My third and last purchase I’m mad about. I’ve always wanted to do Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket. Well, the shop with the Atacama had some samples and patterns for sale. I looked at the pattern, which was a pamphlet along with the original newsletter with the price of $3.00. I thought that was pretty cheap, so I bought it. Knittybaby was getting hungry so I just signed the receipt and left. We sat down and while he was nursing I took out my receipt and saw it was about $10.00 more than it should have been. So I went back, and the saleswoman told me the pattern was really $12.00!!! She said it had something to do with licensing and the fact that this woman basically wrote out the pattern line by line, which I’m sure is very helpful for a beginner, but the original Zimmerman pattern would have worked just fine for me! She was pleasant enough about it, but I could tell she didn’t want to deal with a return and Knittybaby was getting fussy and ready to go, so I decided to just leave. But as I drove home, the more I thought about the fact that I just paid $12 for a pattern I can get for free at the library, the more irriatted I got. Oh, and the $3.00 price? That was on the original newsletter enclosed with the pattern. They definitely need to mark that more carefuly as there was no $12.00 marked anywhere.
Speaking of baby knitting, I just signed up for the Baby Sweater Knit-A-Long. Hopefully it will inspire me to finish Knittybaby’s garter jacket and get started on something else for him.
I did decide to sign up for SP8, but I’m still waiting for the info on my pal.
Finally, the sock. It’s not too dramatic, more funny. I had made the mistake of leaving my sock on the coffee table, and while usually Little Man leaves my stuff alone, something about those little double points is irresistable. So when I showed him the evidence with my usual mom-like “what-on-earth-you-know-better-please-don’t-touch” speech, he looked at me very seriously and said: “But I put them back.”
Based on where he stuck the needles, I don’t think he’s quite ready for his first knitting lesson.