Knitting progress - I'm almost done with the garter stitch blanket. I'm hoping to finish tonight. I'm down to 29 stitches in a row. ~400 stitches for the whole thing, perhaps. Got some work done on my sock too - wee! - I'm mostly through with the heel, getting ready to "turn the heel" and make the gusset, after 2 more repeats on the heel flap. Went to Michael's yesterday and La-la helped me pick out some new sock yarn (on clearance, so it hardly counts as stash enhancement at all), and I found a "complete" set of size 3 DPN's. Heck, I'm not even sure if I'm using size 3's right now, but the set of needles I'm using right now are a composition set - I didn't have a full set (from my heirloom stash) of the size, so I've got 2 of 2 different types in circulation, and I think they're slightly different gauges. On this heel flap, I'm using one of each type, and I'm noticing that the purl side is definitely more challenging. I think it's a function of the needles, rather than a function of the pattern. Oh, and interestingly, Michael's has a sit N stitch, they call it, $5 for 2 hours, and they have an instructor present.
I signed on to handle our Troop's popcorn situation. OOOh! I can bring knitting with me to the popcorn meeting on Thursday! What to bring? I'll probably be ready to start a new project or have started one by then. Another sock? A scarf for me? Hmm. Only time will tell. So...if you guys need some Trails End popcorn, I can hook you up!
My LYS is moving from Winter Park to Maitland. I like them. They have a good personality and an interesting selection of gourmet yarn. As their web site points out, they have a delightful sale playpen and a very nice store dog. He got along pretty well with La-la, and she's a crazy toddler, and he's one of those little dogs with bangs in his eyes, so that's saying something. There's something inherently cool about a yarn shop with a store dog. My mechanic has a "store dog" too. It sounds like the new place should have much better parking, and will be closer to me.
I need to go finish this baby blanket.