Only eleven hours left in the day (and the orange and yellow month of April), I think it is pretty safe to say that I will not have a complete PS knit for this month. Why did April fly by so fast? I am not sad about it though – this month has been extremely busy with work and school, and I have managed to fit in some crafting and DIY projects that fit well into the color theme (Painting a room in your house should count triple!) Pom hoodie, the seed stitch purse, and the socks are going to be on hold for awhile… because I have some great green plans for next month!
I know that this month has been a challenge for some – according to some studies, orange is among the least favorite colors of both men and women (with some of the neutrals – browns and grays – close behind! is this a harbinger for August?) I thank you for giving orange and yellow a chance, and using them in your projects this month! I have been truly inspired by you (all 1040 of you at last count) through the past two months, and I am thrilled to see what is in store for green, blue, purple, and neutrals in the coming months!
This has been a busy and eventful week. I spent many hours devoted to a large research paper for school, and after completion, I met up with my friend, Heather, for some noshing and knitting at our favorite cafe. I got to see her adorable April anklets, and we made our strategic plan for the vendors at Maryland Sheep and Wool next weekend.
The week ended with a big sigh of relief. Work projects really picked up the same time as school projects – so the weekend was completely welcome. Kris and I had planned a home improvement project (more on that to come…) and I had plans with Coleen to attend the Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Baltimore County.
We had a pre-festival engagement, however… A breakfast meeting with Mama E, the handpainted sock yarn mistress herself! It was SO great to finally meet you, E!
We stopped at nearly every jewelry stand, and did a lot of oohing and ahhing… sampled some yummy foods, and saw a glassblowing demonstration, and a papermaking demonstration. Although we were tempted by many pairs of handmade earrings, we managed to come away with one bag each… carrying food! I got some delicious sugar-free chocolate-covered pretzels, and some homemade pet treats for the pups.
The day was still young, so we had to stop by some yarn shops while we were out… it was my first time at WoolStock in Glyndon, MD, and it was really a great shop! Great selection and friendly staff. We talked to one of the employees for over 10 minutes about the beauty of Koigu KPPPM. (only in a yarn shop, right?)
We drove back towards Columbia, and stopped in on our LYS, All About Yarn. I was again tempted by their sock yarns, but thought of next week, and was able to resist. It was hard though! look at the lovely Claudia Handpaints! Perfect match for Coleen’s yellow tee!
Look at Coleen’s lovely socks! Just off the needles… in the Lollygirl colorway!
I wish I had some knitting progress to show…