So I went to the nearest LYS to my house today and lo and behold it was their last day of business! Huge bummer because now to get fancy yarns I can't find at Michael's, i'll have to go all the way to the richer side of town. A nice enough place, but I don't always feel like I fit in over there. Plus, I really liked the LYS closer to home, it was quainter and had super-friendly southern people working there. I was hoping to start taking a knitting class there as well. Guess not anymore, but that's okay because I bought some more books to help me with the stitches I can't figure out. One was "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting" which has photographs and detailed instructions for every different method of increasing and decreasing...yay!! Also, the yarn was on sale for 70% off so I bought a ridiculous amount! I'm planning on knitting a vest from some NY red, green, and yellow Fiesta yarn and a couple of pairs of mittens with Scenic yarn pink and orange as well as lots of dishcloths of varying colors from some beautiful Sugar N' Cream yarn. I had a great time shopping beyond what I can currently afford, but of course you can always convince yourself that it's okay because it was a Sale!!...oh well:-P I went to Target afterwards to pick up some metal cubicles to finally make myself a yarn shelf (Pictured above)...yaya!! I've been wanting one ever since I started accumulating yarn like crazy.
Left is a picture of how I'm coming with the Skinny Tie, I think it's looking pretty good for its being my first attempt at striping! :-D I've completed 6 out of 17 stripes so far...it feels good to be completing projects again.