That said, as I started to tuck Sahara away the other night (in my drawer of knits that need to be out of sight for a bit) I decided to give it another chance. And, with a little blocking, I think it's going to be a-okay! So I started on a sleeve today. I have to tell you that this design is absolutely ingenious! And the diamond rib... ooooh... the diamond rib... it just bowls me over every time I look at it. Above is a peek at the start of the sleeve.
The very best part of my weekend thought was finally getting the chance to meet up with blogging friend, Lynda, at a LYS for a little shopping and lunch! I really enjoyed meeting her in person but felt like I knew her already! My friend Julie came along with her kiddos as well (who were amazingly good in the LYS). I wanted to get some pictures but, here's a shocker, the battery on my camera was dying so I only had time for Julie's daughter to snap one quick pic. How cool is it to meet a new friend you never would've known if it weren't for this whole knit blog world?! (I should also note that our wardrobes include an Essential Stripe sweater, a Starsky, and an Ella. Such fun!)