As I do most weekends, I had grand plans for what I would get accomplished. (Actually, my grand plan for the weekend was to visit with my mom, but her trip got cancelled at the last minute).
I didn’t get done nearly what I had hoped, but I did accomplish the following…
1. Went to a lovely barbecue with some of Evan’s co-workers in Noe Valley. The view from the condo looked like this:
While in Noe Valley, I also took the opportunity to check out Noe Knit. What a great yarn store. What was especially nice was that they seem to have a lot of yarn complimentary to what I can find at Nine Rubies (my most favoritist yarn store). I ended up walking away with a few things, including skein of jitterbug (color 87 bright charcoal), a guide book called Crave on “the places women crave in San Francisco” (what a great way to get to know the city better), and a skein of meilenweit magico (in pinks). They had a sample of a short row scarf knit up using this particular yarn (the pattern is in Not Just More Socks. You can see it in the upper left hand corner of this link). Once I saw the sample, I just had to get the yarn to make it.
2. Made some progress on the monkey socks I’m knitting. These socks are for the monkey sock swap 2. They are a bit slow going as I am knitting them on size 0! needles. I am knitting them using tofutsies yarn (color 731 called ten foot tall). The yarn has a tendency to untwist during knitting and thus is very easy to split. The fabric it works up as is rather nice, however. I have the first sock finished and I’m currently on the second repeat of the second sock.
3. Got all my hair hacked off. I think that this is the shortest that my hair has ever been. Evan likes it, but I am still getting used to it. It is so strange to have hair that is nearly too short to put in a ponytail. (For perspective, when I got married nearly four years ago, my hair was down to my waist).