I can wind yarn like a pro now!
My ball of yarn!
We went to a new-to-me yarn store in the town of Navasota - it's called WC Mercantile, and WOW. I was thrilled, not only with everything they carried, but with the warmth, friendliness and helpfulness of the owner! Actually, it's a mother and daughter who own the store - the mom was off the day we went, but the daughter, Stephanie, was fantastic. She helped me with "spit felting" some yarn and also showed me how to tink, which means to undo your knitting, on my piece. This is something that every knitter needs to know how to do, but the actual process has escaped me...the way Stephanie demonstrated how to do it made it click, and for that, I am hugely grateful. I can fix mistakes on my own now - well, some of the simpler ones, anyway.
The yarn I bought will be what I use to learn how to knit my first pair of socks with - I'm going to join the local knitting guild, and this fall, they are teaching sock knitting at their meetings. This is definitely going to be a challenge for me, what with sizing and numbers and MATH and knitting in the round, but I'm so happy to have the opportunity to do this with fellow knitters that I'm willing to take it on!
In the meantime, I'm having fun knitting a throw using the luscious Malabrigo Rasta yarn that I bought when I was in California. Here's a quick peek at my progress so far:
I'm a quarter way into it, and love how it's turning out!
Jeff is working today, so after we run this morning, I'll be sitting and knitting (with a fan aimed at me - who knits a wool throw in the dog days of summer??), watching my future second husband on DVD, and enjoying the day. Happy Labor Day to my fellow Americans!