So I took my second (and last) beginners' knitting class today. Per Liz's request, I took some snaps -- starting with the food and intending to move onto the yarn -- but the picture-taking made one of the staff people visibly uncomfortable, so I stopped. I felt bad. Once I put the camera away, he immediately relaxed and started chatting about how Staples is his favorite store and if he spends fifty dollars there, it's a tame trip.
Here are the cupcakes and brownies:
I started a new mauve scarf a couple of days ago, and also bought some merino wool at the knitting cafe for a seed-stitch scarf. (That's a new stitch we learned today - you cast on an odd number of stitches, and then you knit 1, purl 1 for each row.) Although I usually knit with acrylic because wool makes me itch, the merino is so smooth and beautiful. It is also a dream to work with. So hopefully it won't irritate my skin :)
The mauve scarf:
The seed stitch:
We saw Sherrybaby last night. If you like Maggie Gyllenhaal, I would recommend it. There is something very likeable about her, even when she's playing a hostile crackhead.