I don’t know about y’all, but I had a busy weekend.
Friday night after the job interview, I made a trip to Gunsmoke with all the yard sale leftovers I had for my aunt’s sale on Saturday morning. Dinnered with the dad and the fam, where I ate my weight in beef and pork. I love meat.
Saturday I trekked to three yarn shops on the hunt for the elusive trekking neopolitan yarn I had seen linked at Angie‘s.* While I was on the hunt, I acquired new yarn for my sockapalooza pal (for socks I also started this weekend), Dream In Color Handpaints Gaia Sock Yarn in this bluey-purpley mix, as well as some Colinette Jitterbug in Marble. I just couldn’t stay away from it for some reason.
(more knitting talk and some non-knitting talk after the jump)
I did eventually find two skeins of the neopolitan yarn, which will become knee socks, which I am very excited about.
Just to get the knitting talk out of the way all at once, I also managed to finish the Flame Wave Socks (pattern from Interweave’s Favorite Socks) this weekend and get started on the sockapalooza socks. (Also pictured is the completed Danica scarf/Secret Project #1)
Sunday was also quite busy, as Mindy and I met up with Jenn at the Botanical Gardens to partake in the Chinese Culture Days. At the same time, the Chapungu exhibit is there until October, I think I’ll have to go back and visit it again before they leave.
The festival was good, fun was had, then I stepped wrong on a small hill and twisted my ankle. Once the pain subsided (read: once I plopped down in the grass so I wouldn’t pass out from the pain because I’m weak), I was able to mostly walk it off. Still sore, still tender, but I’ll live.
Jenn has a few pictures of the actual Chinese Culture Days part of the day up here.
And now, once again it’s time to get to class. At 8:30 in the morning. I need caffeine.
*See what I did there? Trekked for Trekking?