I actually stayed close to my limit today! I spent, lemme see, $12.25 over my budget. Which is an amazing achievement for me. Maybe in a year or two, I’ll be able to shop under budget ;)
I got some of the white yak down today, too, Bon! Isn’t is fabulous? I got 4 oz to make a lace shawl. I also got 2 oz of buff baby camel down. And some mystery fiber (well, I and the vendor know what it is) for one of my swap partners, teehee. I also got one jumbo Lendrum bobbin and two more regular ones. Ooooh, I can do 6-ply, should I ever be struck with madness (I have a 6-bobbin lazy kate, btw).
Emmos, her b/f Argvaark (don’t ask), and I wandered about with Em’s relatives (some of whom are alpaca breeders) at BSG and I believe a good time was had by all. I hope so, anyway.
When I got home, my Ancient Cultures Swap package was waiting for me… In which it contained a Minoan jewelry box, Minoan greeting cards and a poster (which isn’t shown, it refused to photograph well), Greek toesie rings, and a peacock bookend (CC said it was to represent Hera, good researcher):
I finished the silk multidirectional diagonal scarf tonight! I have no idea as to it’s measurements, but it’s at least 5″ wide and maybe 50 – 60″ long. I’ll figure out who gets it later. Because I couldn’t stand the thought of knitting another one (I have this inability to knit anything in pairs, Sachi) that I started another scarf with the other skein of the same yarn tonight, only in entrelac. The pix didn’t turn out well, so I’ll post that laters.
Oh, and Peninah and Sachi – don’t you know that I exist as the physical embodiement of Spinning Temptation? I’m loving the charkha still, and am soooo very close to having a bobbin-full, yay.