Back in Sept/Oct I went to Portland to visit my cousin. The one that knits :) So we visited some yarn shops:
I forgot to take pictures of the other two shops, Knot Another Hat and a DIY yarn shop.
I started and finished some knitting projects:
I got to play with my adorable niece:
We also went to a ceramic painting studio. I painted a mug and put a ball of yarn in the bottom of the cup. The battery on my camera just crapped out, so I'll have to post a picture later after charging it up.
After my trip to Portland, I went to the doctor for wrist pains. Turns out I had tendinitis. Now, I don't want to say that my injury was due to knitting (mostly because is sounds like something someone much older than myself would have happen), but I can't deny it as a possibility. Anyway, I had to wear a brace for two long weeks. When that was finally over, I knit a bath mat with four strands of yarn held together and very large needles so that I could get a finished product very quickly.
This was also a great stash buster. I am actually yarn fasting right now. I am trying to knit up some stash before I buy anymore yarn. Hopefully I will get the stash down a bit so I can buy more yarn by the time Stitches West is here. I have about 4 months to do that! I better get knittin!