So, every time I post pictures in here, I am reminded of exactly how much my camera sucks. So, I think I am seriously going to buy myself a digital SLR after I pay off my student loan and stuff. Since I do not yet have a snazzy camera, please pardon the shittiness/blurriness of these photos. Things are this blurry even when I have *just* put in new batteries.
Went to the Stitch n' Pitch yesterday (Braves v. Pirates) at Turner Field in Atlanta. We didn't really talk to anyone, and I didn't recognize one single person, but there were some AWESOME, inspirational projects being worked on by the zillions of knitters there. My mom was one of the only crocheters. We got a bag full of stuff including some gigantic wooden needles. And I decided that I need to start on some socks STAT. But I have also decided that I hate the bamboo DPNS that I have, so I ordered some metal ones and am waiting (impatiently) for their arrival. In the photos, you will see the yarn and pattern I plan on working with. The yarn came in a grab bag at the big Knitch sale a couple weekends ago. I got 5 skeins of this stretchy fingering weight yarn along with a drop stitch scarf kit with some funky pink/green yarn (also in the pics). All of that for ten bucks! I am planning on making the "Peaks n' Valleys" pattern from Knit Socks! I was wanting to wait on my second pair of socks until I figured out the circular needle method, but I just wanna knit socks now, and I'm not feeling sufficiently smart enough to master a new skill right at this particular moment. Plus, I'm kinda waiting on this new book to come out that specifically talks about the circular needles and making 2 socks at once. I know there are tons of books out there on this subject already, but my brain likes to make up excuses. Anyway - it's not like I'm a badass at the DPNS, so it can't hurt to hone the skillz.
So, here's some pictures of the purse I'm carrying now and the sushi wallet in which I carry my iPod and cell phone.
Looking forward to the knit group next Sunday. Maybe it will inspire me to get some more work done on the baby shrug I'm making (pictured below). It looks like a drab ass color, but it's a pale lavender - not quite as lame as it looks in these washed out, blurry photos. It's my way of testing the waters for an adult-sized sweater.