You know you're off to a good work day when you get to work and have this:
And the sad thing is that I'll probably go home, forget about the hole, wash the sock and put it on again. And when I do, it will be on a day I'm running late or out of clean dress socks and I'll end up wearing it again.
Over the weekend *LeftCoastKnitter (and yes, she finally updated her blog) came with me to cruise a few yarn shops under the guise of shopping for my Secret Pal. (You know, one for me, one for my SP, two for me, and maybe I'll keep this and give something else to my SP).
On the way there, the heavens decided to pour torrential rain down on us and my windshield wipers were in overdrive. "Focus woman, it's for YARN" Or at least that's what I think she said. Anyhoo, we made it to Purlescence (their yarn selection is getting even better and better. I wish I lived closer. Or in the back room). Commuknity and finally to Knit This, Purl That to sit and knit.
Last weekend, at Tricoter, I bought a couple of Noni bag patterns:
I want to make the shoulder bag for moi:
And my sister wants a tote (in black and grey stripes) without the flowers:
So while we were at Commuknity, I found a shade of brown in Cascade 220 in a colorway called, and I kid you not, Dyke Brown. LCK saw it too so I know it's not just me. We had no idea why this particular shade of brown would be so named but it's going to be the color of my new bag. They didn't have enough hanks there so I bought it at Knit This Purl That (where the color was just labeled with a number).
Back at home, I still was perplexed at the color name so I googled and discovered that the color is really called Vandyke brown. Vandyke brown is a "transparent brown pigment containing usually over 90% of organic matter" Euw. But that's not what we saw on the label I swear.
Saturday, I finished my Socktopia socks for April:
It's in the Orange You Glad I Didn't say Banana? theme. Knit in KnitPicks Simple Stripes I got 300 years ago in a swap with Turtlegirl and proof that I do occasionally knit from my stash.
Normally he looks more like this:
Oh wait. I didn't mean to imply that Turtlegirl has been seen crashed out after a drunken binge at a Frat party. It's just that she has cute orange kitties and my sister has a cute orange kitty and....oh well, nevermind.