An early flight is one thing; after all, I've had flights at 6 AM before but couple that with a very small regional jet, a seat mate who both doesn't adhere to the boundaries of the 14-inch seat and insists on bathing in the most heinous cologne known to God and man and you kind of get an Ava who is alternating between a migraine and retching on said seat mate. Compound it with not enough space to knit and you get a picture that isn't terribly pretty.
I wasn't very clear with the size of the tattoo that I wanted. When I emailed Lola and SK the design, I neglected to say that I wanted it exactly as is (minus the sticky note part). So, after sitting for about 90 minutes, I have the most lovely outline of cherry blossoms with one colored bloom and an appointment for August 11th to finish the job . . . just in time for the wedding debut.
The Flyer's Cobblestone is a zombie knit and so far, so good, but can I tell you how much in love I am with Cascade 220 Superwash? This, my friends, might become the workhorse yarn of my arsenal. I'm hoping to have the Cobblestone done in time for his birthday, which I think is doable.
We stopped at Knitter's Merchantile yesterday and walked out without a purchase (there are first times for everything). I might be tempted to make a return for some of the Panda Silk that they have . . . but I doubt it. Fabric? That's another story. Fabric seemed to jump off the racks and throw itself at us (hussy!). Not sure what I'll do with half of it, but I think that I'm making a Note Taker and an Emmeline apron out of some of the fabric. Oh, I did find yarn at Jo-Anne's but I'll save that for home.
Once I get home, I'm wholeheartedly committed to finishing the trellis and leaf shawl so that leads to one more impassioned plea (okay, really I'm begging) for a skein of Cider Moon's Pandora Rose in any fingerling weight. I have a hank of it in the DK but the difference is perceptible. If you have any (or know of anyone who has one), please, please, please name your price or poison. I have some Trekking XXL in a dark plum (147) that will have to do if I can't track some down. Luckily Joanne talked me out of my first choice . . . a lovely puce which would serve to say, "I'm an asshole who didn't buy enough yarn to finish it properly."
More after the quilt show tomorrow . . . and some St. Bridget's!
Ava & Lola
PS - We've been mesmerized by the Infinity dress so Lola stitched up her own. For your enjoyment . . . discuss.