Ugh, the STR hates me again. With our torrid past I decided it was time to destash this so I popped it in the mail to a happy knitter this morning. It didn't want to be Charade socks any more than it wanted to be Jaywalkers or any of the other patterns I've tried with it. I did shop the stash and find a skein of Trekking XXL #100 that seems more than happy to be jaywalking so that's what I'm up to now as far as knitting goes. (Pic is from yesterday, almost at the toe as of writing.)
Far more interesting is new stuff that's been occupying my brain. Lots of downtime at work leads to lots of blog surfing to keep things interesting and I seem to be stumbling upon more and more bloggers who cross craft, those knitters who crochet and such but it's the knitter's that quilt that are getting to me. I've started to lust after fabric the way I haven't lusted about yarn for a while. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not about to quit knitting (perish the thought!) but I am probably headed towards
Anyway, a trip to visit friends on the weekend and a grandmother who's destashing and I come home with this: perfect, lovely, droolworthy perhaps fabrics to start my own quilting obsession and nearly enough to make a queen size quilt top at that. Turns out I can put colours together after all and the expense excuse just dissapeared (all this, there's more coming, for the price of some handknit socks for the loverly grandma in question). I'll have to post pics of the rest when I get it, it's for M and you'll laugh your arse off.