As you can see, I am still embracing my summer laziness in the posting. I have a couple of almost-FOs to show, and I will make a concentrated effort to sew buttons, weave in ends, photograph and post in the next week or so.
I didn't, however, want to let the week go by without posting something about Jody's new venture, Knotions Magazine. The patterns (Oak Leaf Socks are gorgeous!) are lovely, and Jody writes clear, incredibly helpful technical articles to really help tweak your knitting. I have long considered her a Certified Knitting Genius, and am lucky to call her a Friend as well. She has worked long and hard on this new project of hers, and it is clear she has put a lot of thought into making Knotions a magazine knitters will love, including a wide range of sizes, clear charts and schematics, etc). I know it has been out for a few days, but I just wanted to alert all three of you out there still reading to go check it out if you haven't yet.
This week was Stitch and Pitch at Citizens Bank Park. This summer has brought Phillies mania to my household. I've been a casual Phillies fan my whole life, but this year, I have been converted to True Believer status. My son is an absolute fanatic, waking up every morning to check box scores, and making passionate running commentary on the games. Mr S has also embraced the Phils, the first time he has chosen Philadelphia team as his own. The Montco Sit and Knit group has quite a few lifelong Phils fans, and so it was quite a pleasure to be among my people: knitters AND baseball fans.