I'm off to Durham, NC tomorrow to visit my family. My parents relocated there in May and I have really missed them. It will be good to see everyone, my sisters both live there too. Although we grew up in NJ, I'm the only one left in the Garden State.
I'm not sure if I will get a chance to post while I'm there. (Or if I will produce anything "blog-worthy".) But I will leave you with the quickie hat I knit for DD#1. She wanted a "summer hat". I found Marnie MacLean's Halley's Comet hat while playing around in Ravelry. (Which I am spending way too much time doing these days.) It was a quick knit without being boring. I'll definitely be making more of these.
Pattern: Halley's Comet by Marnie MacLean - a well written pattern and I love the way it turned out, I'll be making more of these.
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease, color Lime 1 skein
Needles: Knitpicks Option US 7 magic looped - that's how I like to knit my hats!
Last week while I was in Mexico Ava and Lola of Two Black sheep nominated me as a Rockin Girl Blogger! Yay! I was very flattered, and think they are pretty Rockin' too! Thanks Ava and Lola!
I'd like to nominate a few Rockin' Girl Bloggers too:
Nova at Archivist on the Edge - even if she didn't have the cutest model around, her photos and projects would keep me coming back.
Carole at Carole Knits - who inspires us with her example to live as green a life as we can, charms us with her re-enactments and adorable husband and seems to crank out socks and lace shawls at inhuman speeds.
Beverly at PoMo Golightly - who was one of my very first commenters, is the master mind behind last year's Knit Sock Kit Swap and the Knit Mitt Kit Swaps and recently knit the most beautiful shawl for her wedding.
Megan the Knitting Philistine - because Fiberlicious is such a fabulous idea and because I wish I could live her life, working toward my PHD in Near Eastern Archeology - oh, and she's a pretty skilled knitter too!