Well, I'm into my fourth skein of yarn, which is why you aren't seeing my progress photo yet; you will when I'm finally done with the fifth skein! I'm finding the pattern easily memorized, however the bigger it gets the more cumbersome it is switching it around so I can add a row every time. I have to say, it looks pretty good so far!
Odds & Ends
All of that stuff (baby blanket, afghan square, etc.) that I have completed except for weaving in the ends? I still haven't done it. I don't know what it is with me and the ends, but geesh. I need to get my butt in gear.
We were gone last weekend to Texas for a wedding. One thing I like to do sometimes when we travel is to check out the LYS in the area. We recently went to Austin, and I discovered Hill Country Weavers. In a word: Wow. It was absolutely fantastic. Now I love my LYS at home, but it's quite tiny. This place was at least 4-5 times bigger and had tons of yarn. I was smart (even though now I'm kicking myself) and stopped by on the way to the airport. This meant I had a limited amount of time available to look at yarn - about 10 minutes. I didn't even make it into some of the rooms. I walked in and asked where their machine washable stuff was and was directed to some of the softest cotton yarn I'd ever felt. Between the softness, the quantity, and color choices, I was in a daze. It took all my time to choose which color I should pick (especially since I didn't have a pattern in mind), but I knew I wanted to make some sort of sleeveless summer sweater. I have to wait until the freakin' afghan is done, though, to begin. I bought several skeins of two different yarns: