While not having internet at home makes it difficult to write a blog, being away for almost two months is not good. Bad blogger! No biscuit. Or worse, bad knitter, no yarn!
A lot has been on here. Windsor Button Shop, a favourite yarn store, closed after more than 75 years of business. Today is the last day of Mind's Eye Yarns, another favourite, closing after 16 years. Fortunately, someone has bought Mind's Eye, and it will reopen in June, though I'm not sure under what name. But it's still sad to be losing a local institution, so close after losing another local institution. Now where will I learn to use my spinning wheel?
I've been busy knitting, at least, if not blogging. I've got a bunch of projects on the needles, a cowl for my god-daughter, in Milanese loop, using Madeleine Tosh DK. A sweater for myself, using Cascade 128 chunky. Several Noro striped scarves, in Silk Garden and in Kureyon. I've been working on finishing a sweater I started five years ago, using Rowan's British Breeds yarn (blueface Leicester). I've had some help with that, since I've never had to sew sleeves on before (all my other sweaters have knit the sleeves from the body of the sweater). That should done just in time for summer! Oh well, at least I'll have it for next year.
Tomorrow I'm going to the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival with some friends. I will try to bring home only pictures, but I have a sense that I'll be bringing home some yarn. At least I won't be bringing home a sheep or an alpaca.