It rained so hard this morning - with lots of nearby lightning and thunder. The girl next to me in line didn’t bring an umbrella, so I shared my tiny fold-up and we laughed and swore about the whole thing. While we were waiting the Whole Foods employees came around and explained how the bag purchase was set up inside the store and what the process would be. He said something like: “Please do not ask for a plastic bag to put your bag in - that’s the whole point of these bags.” And then with the rain they automatically gave out plastic bags for the “I’m not a plastic bag.” Ridiculous. I had with me the fold-up tote that I take everywhere, so mine went in that:
I could not wait to get home and open mine up (and take a nap - I woke up at 4 to get in line!), but I had other errands to do first. I knitted while standing in line because I picked a new Tour de France knit along project the other day after completing the unfinished object that I thought would never end. And then I came home and watched Stage 10 (this morning) of the race off the DVR since I missed it live while I was standing in line. May I present the progress on my Fiesta Mittens, first started in February:
I think this was the third time I ripped the first mitten back to before the thumb. I didn’t like the thumb gusset as written in the pattern, so it took me a few tries to come up with something I liked better and to make it fit well. So the yarn in the first mitten needs a good soak and block to smooth the palm out to match the second of the pair:
All that’s left now, though, is to knit the ribbed cuffs. weave in the ends, and block the little buggers. Just what I need - mittens in July in NYC.
And in other news, I found an apartment that should work at least for the next year! So so so excited about that… I just have to pack, which I hate doing. I think that comes from moving every year while in high school (boarding school dormitories) and college and then every two years since I’ve finished my BFA. And did I mention I’m going out of town until the 27th - leaving just four days when I return until the end of the month to pack? What was I thinking? But I’m really happy about my mini-vacation; I’m visiting my parents in the Seattle area and my buddy in Portland… well, and the yarn and fabric stores in those two towns.