Today the SNBWB girls and I went over to the Fleece to Fiber Festival at Cantigny Park. There were about 20 booths there with various fiber crafts, but only one sold yarn (gasp!). So, as any sane knitter would do, we raided the joint. I got two skeins of wool, a skein of heather gray baby alpaca, some wool fiber and a drop spindle. That’s right kids, I’m going to be spinning my own yarn! Well, as soon as I figure out how to do it. We also tried to sit and listen to music and knit, but it was so melty hot out that we retreated to Panera for some much-needed air conditioning.
I’ve made a lot of progress on the Clapotis, already switching colors. I’m trying to use every bit of the yarn I purchased so there’s no unsightly leftovers that haunt me in my sleep because I know not what to do with it. The combed cotton is working out really well. I am disappointed in my color combination. Now I think maybe I should have switched between skeins to break up the color but I really don’t want to rip it all the way back. I’m basically almost ready to start the decreasing rows. Oh what to do! It really is just to keep me warm at work. It doesn’t need to be that extravagant. I guess in the end, I could take it out later. I just really don’t want to.
During all of this knitting, I watched the premieres of The 4400 and The Dead Zone. I had forgotten that I missed the last few episodes last year of The 4400, so catching up was interesting. It was nice that a little update synopsis was included. The Dead Zone was a lot easier to catch up and I was some what sadly happy that a certain somebody died (because I want Johnny to get his family back. Come on people! He’s Anthony Michael Hall. He deserves it).