Ever since Stitches South made its first appearance in Atlanta, I've been there, for all 4 days. I chose not to go this year for a couple of reasons. One, my knees just weren't cooperating enough to walk around a hard concrete floor and I've also chosen to go to a spinning retreat instead. It's in Monteagle, so it's a little closer and should be relaxing.
A small group of knitsibs went to Arrington Vineyards on Saturday the 21st. It ended up being a very cool day for Nashville and rainy. I think the high was 51-54, very cool for us in April. So, instead of being able to sit outside, we were relegated to sitting under a tent with clear plastic sides. While it made it warm enough, the din was extremely loud. People congregated in parties tend to make you want to talk and laugh, but we ended up having to yell to be able to hear one another. A little unpleasant. However, we had a good time, drank some "knitting water", had some sustenance and some good knitting time.
Another finished project is another Summer Flies Shawlette in a worsted weight this time. Shocker for all, it's in turquoise. I know there is a pattern going on here. I don't have a picture of it yet, but I'll get one and get it posted.
The Pie Wedge Shawl in Cherry Tree Hill Lace Suri Alpaca. I'm using size US7 needles. That makes it very light and airy. I'm still amazed at how lightweight it is and when I lay it across my lap, it's so warm. It's going to be a great shawlette. I only cast on 82 stitches rather than the 102 that the pattern calls for.
I'm still working on a couple of items. One is the Tee for Two that I'm doing in a pale yellow Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I've got the front panel done and working on the back. Once the back is done, I will be picking up stitches and then knitting very long rows from front to back. I don't know if I'm looking forward to that. I'm also still working on the shell in that interesting stitch pattern. I need to get back to it.
That's it for now.