There’s so much that I like about Ravelry. I have seen more patterns than I have since I started knitting. I try and keep up with what’s out there, but it’s difficult since there isn’t any real resource out there to find all these things. Now that Ravelry is here, I’ve found a lot more patterns I want to make. This is, of course, good and bad. Bad because there’s a ton more stuff I want to make now, good because I probably wouldn’t have found most of these otherwise. For me, I could see a pattern in a book a hundred time and it just won’t do it for me… I won’t want to make it. Put it in a different yarn or color and suddenly I have to have it! I love how I can look up a pattern and see different people who have completed it. It can totally change my mind about a pattern I didn’t like before. I looked up "lace" today and came up with all kinds of good stuff. I have more patterns that I want to make now, but it’s okay. I’m still looking for the right scarf pattern for the lovely Evolution yarn I purchased at Knitter’s Connection, but I think a stitch dictionary should take care of that. What I was looking for is a good use for the Kid Silk Haze I have left over from the Mrs. Beaton’s I made last year. I may end up coming up with something on my own, but we’ll see.
This weekend was good. Dinner was great on Friday and I had a lot of fun. The yarn shop hop on Saturday was fun. I got to visit a shop I hadn’t been to before and I really would love to go to again sometime. Plus now I know about more shops that I haven’t been to yet. Must plan another yarn shop hop again, soon. I was so good and didn’t even buy anything. I almost came home with a pattern for a Noni bag, but decided to wait on it for now. I knew if I got the pattern, the yarn would have to come home with me, too, and right now I don’t even have a washing machine at home to felt anything, so holding off is a much better idea at the moment. I’d be bummed if I knit the whole thing then had to wait a long time to felt it. After the shop hop, I went to The Beach waterpark with my mom and sister. Despite the earlier not-so-great weather (it was very overcast and looking like it would rain), it was sunny by the time we got there. I went on some water rides and had fun floating in the Lazy River. The first ride I flipped over backwards on and swear I thought I would die, but I didn’t. I did get a headache for a while because I think water went up my nose when I flipped over. The movie they played after the park closed was "Flushed Away" which I thought was both cute and funny. While it was playing, I knit some on the Prayer Shawl I’m working on. I’ve used up 4 of the 10 skeins of yarn I purchased. I think I’m nearly half way done now. It’s taking no time at all!
Today, I completed the Shedir hat I was working on. As of right now it’s not going to anyone, but there’s a small chance it might. We’ll see. I have more than enough yarn for a second one and I’m really thinking about making another just to use up the rest of the yarn. I may be able to get some photos up of it today if it’s still light enough when I get home tonight. It’ll be about 8:30, though, so I doubt it. Tomorrow, then, if it’s sunny. This really does need some natural light to really get the right photo of the color.
Well, I really must be getting back to working. I just needed a little break for a bit! This day has been dragging by and I’m ready to go home and knit a while.