My soon-to-be brother-in-law (gee, we like hyphens today) Ryan sent me a picture of himself wearing his Very Manly Cowl at the top of some mountain in some wilderness somewhere in British Columbia.
Gear! Dog! Mountain! Wide open vistas! Snow! Sheer Manliness!
Also, as promised, here is the stash enhancement I did at Vogue Knitting Live. The lovely ladies at Woolstock gave me a GREAT deal on the yarn, so I'm pretty thrilled.
Here is some Noro Silk Garden Sock that is destined to become at least one pair of socks (for Bruce) and maybe something else for me:
And some regular Noro Silk Garden that will become at least a Clapotis and something else. I'm not sure what. I feel kind of guilty (I know, this is ridiculous) about not having knitted a Clapotis yet, because apparently everybody else in the knitting universe has. Also, it's a pretty scarf. And goodness knows I don't already have enough (at least six) handknitted scarves of my own. (sarcasm.)
Lastly, I got some knitpicks yarn (not at Vogue Knitting Live) to make myself some socks. It's the Imagination Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Ruby Slippers. Awesome.I'll probably start the sock knitting with this. It is red. RED! I like red. Red socks are awesome. Maybe some Monkey socks. Henceforth:
Aside from all the yarn porn, things are REALLY looking up for me professionally. I'm exceedingly excited about the opportunities that are starting to become available to me, and yeah, I think some of my goals for the year on a professional front will be more quickly and easily achieved than I'd originally imagined. I'll talk about them in more detail as they come to fruition. But HECK YEAH! I'm excited.