Heaven knows how anything serious would get done if I lived closer to my like-minded friends. I spent yesterday chez Sue and in between all the chatter, Ravelry reading, show'n'tell and general enabling, I managed to finally put the final stitches into the crochet scarf I began at summer school.
I'm rather pleased to finish this since I was beginning to get a little bored with the pattern, now I've got the hang of it. Isn't it always the same - as soon as the challenging becomes doable, it gets boring!
I'm still a little confused as to my choice of colour for it, but am generally quite pleased with the finished scarf. Might make it again at some point - not now, though. I have other plans. Added to which, the Forest Canopy shawl is nearing completion and I am anticipating a sprint to the finish!
During the last hour or so of the afternoon, Sue reminded me why I'd enlisted her support - I've had an Amy Butler bag pattern for ages and just couldn't get myself psyched up enough to start the thing. I took along two lengths of cheap, flashy fabric bought years ago in Thailand - green for me, blue for Sue - and we cut out a bag each. Quite how long mine will remain in the ziplock bag without my friend and enabler, who knows? We will see!
Finally, how yummy is this? I couldn't leave that skein of Misti Alpaca there any longer and simply had to wind it. It's #11, FoxTail but in the best hand dye tradition, is somewhat different from the sample shown on the MistiAlpaca website. I don't anticipate it will become anything just yet - I'm just going to enjoy it for a while!
For the first time in years, I'm giving the Knitting and Stitching show a miss today and looking forward to hearing all about it from friends instead.