Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When Nature Calls

Not terribly much knitting to report. I cast on and off for Wendy Bernard's Last Minute Purl Beret. The pattern knit up in a jiffy and is just waiting for me to block it. Its intended recipient is N's grandmother, probably for Christmas. I know I just said "Christmas" in May, but I have always been one to over prepare. I had the urge to knit the beret, a grandma who said she liked
blue berets, and a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo Worsted Merino. My rationale is that it is better to impulse knit it now, when fancy strikes, and save it until a gift giving time rolls around rather than on the eve of said gift giving occasion, buy a pashmina because I did not have time to knit something on time. The logic works for me. I am not a deadline knitter. Deadline knitting makes me want to do everything but knit the deadline project.

I am a flighty, lax knitter. A flighty, lax knitter with a sweet new Namaste bag :) Last week Kristina alerted me to a Memorial Day Sale at Hip Mountain Mama's shop. The lovely, practical, and stylish Newport Bag by Namaste was going for $40 bucks. A heavy discount indeed. I ordered it from Kristina's apartment (in olive green) on Friday morning, and returned to San Francisco to find it on my stoop Tuesday. YAY! We are now super cool bag twins.

Some pictures from the gorgeous Muir Woods, California:





1 comment:

Stacy said...

I'm with you on starting the Christmas knitting now. I bought my first Christmas gift two weeks ago. But now you are inspiring me to find a sweater to knit for my mom... hmmm...