May was a busy, busy month. New Orleans was a GREAT time. As always, Stevie Wonder puts on a spectacular show.
Stevie and his daughter, Aisha before the show started...and it POURED...The rain did not stop me from dancing and singing along for the duration of the show!
The next day, I ran around the French Quarter for a cup of coffee and the Quarter Stitch. I can't just GO somewhere and NOT buy some fiber-goodness!
The Quarter Stitch is an adorable knitting store a block from Jackson Square. The ladies that own in are rather friendly and helpful.
Every purchase you make is wrapped in bright tissue and ribbon as such:
These are a couple skeins of worsted Malabrigo in violetas that I bought for my swap partner in Portugal. Hopefully, she likes it...
Because the flights were so full going to and from New Orleans, I chose to drive (actually be a passenger because I hate driving). So, I managed to finish one toe up-no purl Monkey.
Now, if only I can finish its partner...
At the end of the month, I went to St. Louis for Stitch and Pitch. I had planned to revisit Sheri at the Loopy Ewe and do a yarn crawl around St. Louis before the game.
Unfortunately, my buddy, Greg and I had a falling out of sorts. So, that left me on my own, carless. The falling out aside, I had a great time. My name was entered in a drawing to go on the field during batting practice and I WON!
This would be Tony LaRussa (the Cardinals' manager) and Mike Shannon interviewing him.
I started the mate of some toe ups by Wendy Johnson.
Knitters to left, knitters to the right...It was BLISS!
I was running up to grab a beer and ran into Jennifer (who used to frequent the Houston Stitch and Bitch and lives in St. Louis).
I finished the my toe ups a couple of weeks ago. I used a size 1, Duets' Sock Yarn Middy in Aubergine Willow
I started 2 more pairs of Wendy Johnson's plain toe up socks with gusset heel. Good ole stockinette is the best for watching movies, baseball, work....
This is Claudia Handpaints Purple Earth worked on a size 1.
This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Jungle Stripe. Now, since I have a BUNCH (i.e. 3 skeins), I decided to make knee highs. We'll see how the shaping goes for the calf... Oh, the cute bag you see was acquired from SewBendy. Actually, I wound up with two of these adorable bags in a matter of two weeks. I love the fact that I can stand in line anywhere, knit, and not have to fiddle with yarn and notions falling out. Thanks Staci for the recommendation!
Tomorrow, I am off for Stitch and Pitch in Washington DC. Off to pack...